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Mission and Functions
The Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) manages and regulates the Federal detention programs.

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.

Updated: June 2013
General Information Office of the Federal Detention Trustee


NOTE: On October 1, 2012 the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee merged with the United States Marshals Service (USMS). This web site will no longer be maintained. The documents that are currently on this site may contain dated information. They remain available to provide access to historical materials.

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