The Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) manages and regulates the Federal detention programs and the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) by establishing a secure and effective operating environment that drives efficient and fair expenditure of appropriated funds.
The major functions and responsibilities of the Federal Detention Trustee are to:
- Direct and coordinate the budget and strategic planning submissions of detention operations to ensure internal consistency and elimination of duplication;
- Develop, implement, and monitor compliance with Department-wide standards, policies, and procedures;
- Develop and manage comprehensive statistical and financial databases describing detention activities;
- Develop and implement strategies to deal with detention "hot spots" and crises;
- Review existing detention practices and develop alternatives to improve mission efficiency and cost effectiveness; and
- Integrate existing predictive workload models to develop comprehensive, Department-wide detention planning capabilities.
- Manage JPATS through achieving efficiencies, effectiveness and operational improvements by driving process enhancements and network optimization, focusing on total transportation processes.