COMPSTAT—short for computerized statistics—refers to a system-wide collaborative approach to collecting, validating, and reporting strategic and operational performance data for business management purposes. COMPSTAT aids CDCR’s ability to monitor program functions, identify areas of concern, and employ data-driven decision making processes to correct deficiencies. The responsibilities and functionality of COMPSTAT have increased considerably since the inception of its current computerized configuration in 2008. COMPSTAT currently produces five regularly scheduled data products:
13-Month COMPSTAT Report: These summary statistical reports are published monthly and span the most recent 13 months of data collection. Reports are specific to individual CDCR divisions, offices, and correctional institutions. Reports provide an interactive forum to identify current critical programmatic and accountability concerns based on objective measures of operational performance trends. 13-Month COMPSTAT Reports for the Divisions of Adult Institutions, Adult Parole, and Juvenile Justice are posted on the COMPSTAT page of CDCR’s internet site, and thus available to the public.
CDCR’s Annual Performance Measures Report: This legislatively mandated annual report contains over 1,300 data elements covering a rolling three years of the Department’s fiscal, programmatic, and operational activities.
CDCR Strategic Plan Dashboard: This dashboard shows the Department’s progress in achieving a durable reduction in inmate population overcrowding as well as eighteen other strategic objectives measuring improved prison operations; reduced victimization; and increased efficiency and effectiveness of CDCR business operations, including inmate health care operations.
Senate Bill 601 Statistical Reports: These brief statistical reports are posted on CDCR’s internet site on a quarterly basis for each adult institution and contain, among other information: inmate population statistics, staff position and vacancy information, overtime and sick leave usage hours, deaths, behavior incidents, inmate appeals information, contraband seizures, and figures for rehabilitative programs.