The United States Constitution provides the foundation for safe, humane, and effective jail environments for those detained, incarcerated, working in, and visiting such facilities. The Jails and Justice Support Center (JJSC) coordinates and facilitates the direct provision of innovative and industry-leading services and support, with a focus on advancing justice and correctional policies, operational practices, and professional development for U.S. jails.
This toolkit highlights specific core topics and key areas of policy, practice, and culture that support a constitutionally sound foundation for administering a jail. It includes access to preliminary self-assessments on each topic, curated resources in diverse formats, summaries of pertinent information, and other supporting resources. It serves as a valuable tool for jail leadership and practitioners interested in improving the safety, humaneness, and effectiveness of their jails.
The JJSC will continue to expand this toolkit to include additional core topic areas that will offer new resources and information