Guidelines for Contract Awards and Formula Funding

Under a contract with the Criminal Justice Education Committee in Connecticut, ILJ staff assisted the Department of Correction by writing regulations for funding community-based corrections. The regulations formalized the contract award procedures by establishing (1) a timetable for negotiations, (2) the rights and obligations of the department and the community service providers, and (3) the criteria for funding decisions. The funding formula criteria were based on the goals of community-based corrections, client populations, and costs. Plans were set forth to establish the total budget for community corrections and appropriate allocations to service areas and contracts for nonresidential and residential service.