Our 360 Justice integrated platform allows us to deliver the following services:

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Owner Representation / Program Management

We are the Owner's advocate. We protect their interests as if their investment were our own. We help Owners align their vision and prioritize needs, select the right team members, and build consensus among all project stakeholders. Our program managers are the Owner's team leader, driving the process and ensuring successful on-time delivery that meets, or surpasses, the Owner's schedule, budget, and quality expectations.

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Operations and Management Consulting

Holistic solutions that help you solve complex challenges head-on. Our experienced team of correctional leaders use their unique insight and expertise to tackle operational challenges and get to the heart of issues within the justice system. Analyzing current operations leads to the development of better operational and system management strategies.

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Strategic, actionable plans that empower decision makers and set the foundation for design. Our approach to planning guides our clients through the complex decision-making process that’s necessary to create a comprehensive facility plan. Doing so allows for essential collaboration to take place, resulting in successful infrastructure establishments.

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Design with a purpose. We have designed millions of square feet of prisons, jails, courthouses, and public safety facilities. We work closely with every client to ensure our design solutions are customized to support each community's unique circumstances, minimize the total cost of ownership, and maximize our clients’ return on investment.

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Facility Management & Maintenance

Long-lasting and cost-effective. CGL is the largest, most experienced provider of outsourced facility maintenance services for state and local criminal justice facilities. We have provided valued-added, turnkey maintenance for correctional facilities since 1993. Maintenance represents one of the largest investments made in a community. Through maintenance solutions, comprehensive Total Cost of Ownership, and preventive maintenance, our plans make buildings last longer, costing the public less.

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Our Businesses

How We Work

When you partner with CGL, you’re partnering with more than 40 years of criminal justice expertise.

Our specialized background gives us the capacity to address all phases and facets of criminal justice operations and facility development. We work directly with the client, applying our full range of services to develop well-rounded programs and inspired solutions to complex problems.

We approach every project with:

  • An inclusive process
  • A holistic view of the needs for justice facilities and justice operations
  • Solutions that meet specific needs of the client, users, and the community
  • Comprehensive plans that work and inspire

"CGL Companies is an irreplaceable component of our core project team and I would recommend them to any owner looking for a partner of the highest quality. Our leadership wanted nothing short of a once in a generation, first-class facility that met every current and foreseeable need for the County. CGL Companies rose to the challenge and has made those goals attainable."

Dan Wehmueller, Project Manager

Johnson County Facilities Management Planning, Design and Construction

The design allowed for maximum usage for minimum square footage, and we were also able to minimize the number of additional staff needed to operate the facility. CGL's project managers are very experienced in jail design and construction. They offered project oversight we could never do on our own. They were angels on our shoulders, watching all aspects of design and construction.

T. Scott Moulder

Oconee County Administrator

I can’t imagine going through a process like this, a large, $130+ million project and not having the confidence of having someone who's been there... We exist daily and participate daily in a very unique partnership here at this facility. I never felt alone. I never felt exposed. I could go back to my sheriff, I could go back to our mayor and provide them a level of confidence because I knew that CGL had our back.

Lt. Col. Roy Witham

Former Chief Operations Officer, Richmond City Sheriff’s Office

The experience, professionalism, and performance of the CGL team has been remarkable and invaluable to our county. Staff are always available to us, understand the county’s needs, and are responsive in their efforts to meet our requests.

Liz Habkirk

Napa County Executive Office, Napa County

When You Should Hire Us

Our services span an entire project and building lifecycle, giving us the unique capability to help a client at any stage of the development process and well beyond completion.

We integrate operational experts, planners, architects, construction managers, maintenance technicians, and finance specialists to provide comprehensive, continuous service, bridging them from the initial planning phase through the occupancy and the facility's long-term maintenance (both preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance).

Whether it's a long way out from a facility's construction, approaching design and construction phases, or well after the facility is operational, our unique and comprehensive array of services can be applied entirely or selectively to meet client needs.

Meet Our Experts

How We're Different

The Most Comprehensive Body of Knowledge in the Criminal Justice Industry

CGL has more knowledge than any firm in the criminal justice industry. Our justice field data dates back 44 years. We are not only familiar with best practices in criminal justice and maintenance– we teach them. Our staff speaks at professional justice conferences, are committee-level leaders for industry organizations, and are published widely as thought leaders in justice.

Significant Facility Cost Savings for Its Lifespan, Saving Taxpayers Millions

An initial capital investment represents only a fraction of the total cost of owning and operating justice facilities, especially for corrections and detention facilities, which operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With a specialty in facility cost savings, not only can we extend your facility’s life, but we can provide taxpayers with millions of dollars in savings. As the largest and most experienced provider of criminal justice facility maintenance, we can provide you with the data to develop a proven and propriety Total Cost of Ownership approach to project management and preventive maintenance, which is both evidence-based and proven to extend a facility's useful life. Our ability to significantly lower operational costs influences our designs.

Reduced Risk and Comprehensive Plans That Actually Work

We're focused on justice, and have been for nearly half a century. We know how to recognize an issue before it becomes a problem. We know what works and what doesn't. Our focus is entirely on serving county, state, and federal clients to maximize the value of their justice facilities over time.

A Complete View of Both Facility and Operational Needs

Our experts are the best in criminal justice; each of them with extensive experience in planning, designing, maintaining or managing justice facilities and systems. With this expertise in place, we know how to deliver criminal justice cost savings and optimize facility operations. We’re setting the pace for innovation and improving the value of justice facilities through increased efficiency, sanitation, security, and lifespan. Our expertise can paint the big picture so you can get a complete look at your facility, no surprises. None of our competitors - whether in architecture, planning, or facility maintenance - can match this depth of experience or breadth of services.

Speed to Market With a Single Source Solution

Our expansive service offering spans the entire project and building lifecycle. This lets us serve clients continuously, long before and far beyond that initial facility renovation or construction. We invest in our clients’ long-term success and develop lifelong partnerships. Some of our client relationships date back 30 years.