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We are internationally recognized experts in justice facilities, specializing in facility planning, design, maintenance, and operations.

Founded in 1974, CGL has since grown into the largest, most comprehensive criminal justice consulting firm in the world. Our vertically-integrated 360 JUSTICE service platform provides justice owners with:
  • Significant facility cost savings
  • Increased facility life
  • Total understanding of the facility and operations
  • Speed to market with a single-source solution
  • Reduced risk and comprehensive plans that work
Continential map of locations CGL has worked


We are the leading provider of justice facility planning, design, program management and maintenance solutions.

To date, CGL has worked in more than 900 counties and municipalities, all 50 states, and 20 countries. Owners have turned to us to deliver solutions on more than 1,900 projects and we currently manage maintenance for nearly 9 million square feet of justice facilities.



Silver Level Partner


2019 Corporate Partner - Virginia Sheriffs' Association


Member – California State Sheriffs’ Association Corporate 100 Partners Program


Bronze Level Partner


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.

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.

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.


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 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.



Our talented, dedicated employees are what set us apart. Become a part of our team and find tremendous career opportunities with one of the fastest-growing and most reputable companies in criminal justice and the A/E/C industry. We are always looking for talented individuals with HVAC, plumbing, electrical, engineering, planning, design, project management, and facility management experience.

E-Verify Notice: CGL is a participant of the E-Verify program. This is a federal program that verifies an employee's eligibility to be employed in the U.S. through an internet-based system administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partnering with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

EEO Notice: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status.

At CGL, we are always looking to partner with local vendors and subcontractors to provide services and materials to support our clients’ mission. If you are interested in becoming a supply partner, please fill out the attached form and email it to Linda McDaniel at

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