Overview: Understanding the structure of a criminal justice organization is the foundation of organizational assessment. This will allo w you to accurately assess whether or not an organization is fulfilling its mission statement. Once assessment is determined, inter departmental dissemination will be streamlined due to familiarity with the structure of the organization.
Prompt: Submit a draft of the structure (Section II) of your final project. Start with an outline of the organization as a whole entity. Once the structure has been determined, begin to analyze how departments interact to maximize efficiency in meeting the standards of the organization. Be sure to address all of the critical elements as outlined below.
Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:
II. Structure: In this section, you will analyze the overall structure of the organization to set the stage for your performance assessment. For the purposes of this project, you will select a subdivision of the agency on which to focus your performance assessment.
- What are the departments or subdivisions into which your selected organization is divided, and how do these subdivisions work together as a whole in relation to the mission of the organization? In other words, each department or su bdivision has its own goals, but how do all thedepartments or subdivisions work together to achieve the organizationâ€™s mission?
- Describe your selected subdivision, and outline the specific goals and responsibilities of the subdivision, describing how the y align with the overall mission of the agency. Consider how the goals of the selected subdivision align with the mission of the agency.
- Describe the key policies in place that run your selected subdivision of the organization, explaining how these polici es align with the mission of the subdivision. For example, the subdivision might have specific rules and regulations within its operating procedures and laws that ensure the subdivision meets its established goals.
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.
- For information regarding the Florida Department of Correctionsâ€™ (FDC) mission statement and organizational goals, visit its website:
- For an organizational diagram to determine how each subdivision is influential to the organization as a whole:
Here is the selected sub-division I have chosen for this project.
- Florida Re-Entry Subdivision (aka Recovery, Treatment, and Rehabilitation)The role of the Re-entry subdivision is to provide quality programs to inmates, equipping them with the competencies necessary to become productive, crime- free members of society. In addition to the FDC organizational mission statement, the Re-entry Subdivision has its own mission, to provide the most effective rehabilitative care for inmates of any race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, national origin, or color, and to engage in research, development, and teaching programs to reduce both recidivism and dependency.This subdivision has recently been faced with some challenges, including budget constraints leading to inadequate funding for programs, overpopulation of corrections facilities, lack of sufficient staff, and a high rate of inmate recidivism. These impacts have led to a high employee turnover rate. However, the staff that has been hired has shown great motivation to learn the job, creating a positive environment in the department. Documented flexibility has shown that the department is capable of adjusting and adapting to changes effectively.
ï‚· Re-entry Subdivision policies: