Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR)

What the Department Does
To protect and serve the residents of Montgomery County by providing progressive, constitutional and comprehensive security, rehabilitative and reentry services through core program elements of county jail/detention operations, pre-trial services and community/reentry programs.

Turn The Curve Performance Agreement Measures

Turn the Curve (TTC) is a straightforward method of problem-solving and strategic planning designed to identify ways of improving the services that the County provides to residents and other customers. It requires County departments and employees to look at problems through a different lens and go through a five-step process to identify innovative ways to improve the outcomes of the government's programs and initiatives. TTC leverages the experience and brainpower that already exists in the organization: Department directors and staff at all levels work together to develop new ways to approach their work.
Departments have completed an agreement with County leadership that formalized their TTC work. Below is a link to the complete DOCR agreement, at the heart of which are the three performance measures shown in the graphs below.

Former Individuals Committed and Sentenced Back to DOCR’s Custody Within 3 Years of Release
Tracks the effectiveness of DOCR programs and services that equip incarcerated individuals for increased stability post-release
Portion of Population Participating in Core Curriculum Programs at MCCF
Measures how well DOCR engages it's inmates in self-growth and improvement programming

Mandatory Training Completed by December 31
Tracks the effectiveness of training DOCR staff to compliance standards

Department Performance Measures 

Montgomery County departments are broken out into discrete programs for the purposes of Outcome Based Budgeting. A program is an activity or set of activities performed by County government that has:
  • identifiable costs for budgeting purposes
  • a clear public purpose and measurable results, and
  • clear lines of accountability for its performance and financial management
 It is said that the “story of the program” can be conveyed in five or fewer performance measures. The following are the performance measures for programs within the Department of Permitting Services. In our performance framework there are three categories of measures:
  • how much did we do? (quantity)
  • how well did we do it? (quality)
  • is anyone better off? (effect or impact)

Approved Budget 

Click on the chart to explore how DOCR is funded.