Testimonials

"We didn't know where to begin!

... Until Mark Goldman & Associates showed us how to take a seemingly overwhelming and very intimidating new jail construction project and make it into a manageable, step-by-step, building process. With their guidance, we became an informed, knowledgeable, and skilled project team who were no longer daunted by the myriad decisions we had to make."

Joe Barda, Chairman
Carroll County Arkansas Jail Committee




"This company, now known as Gleeds, and Mark Goldman and Associates (MGA) have had a successful and effective working relationship for almost twenty years.

We have worked with Mark and his team on many complex and challenging Criminal Justice assignments and it has been a pleasure on each and every one of them.

MGA's knowledge of needs assessments, planning, design, operations and ACA has consistently "raised the bar" in today's fast paced world. All this when coupled with a culture that engenders an enthusiastic work ethic and a thorough attention to detail coupled with a high degree of professionalism makes MGA an ideal choice for any Owner planning a new Jail or Prison.

We are delighted to provide a "strong buy" recommendation!"

Chris Soffe FRICS, FCIOB, FAIC, MCIArb.
President, Gleeds



"On behalf of the Pueblo of Zuni and the Zuni Department of Corrections we thank Mr. Mark Goldman and Associates for providing our team with technical assistance in the architectural development and construction of our new facility.

Mr. Goldman and Mr. Joshua LeFrancois worked to help our department not only in building the new facility but also helped in transition by providing technical assistance in the development of policy and procedures, Standard operating procedures, and programming of community and Tribal Service providers.

In addition when the project funds did not meet the objective, Mr. Goldman assisted through advocacy to gain additional funding to complete the project. Our department is certainly grateful to Mr. Goldman and Mr. LeFrancois for their contributions in the development of our new facility and program."

Tyler Lastiyano
Corrections Administrator
Zuni Department of Public Safety



"In working with Mark Goldman, first as a client then as a consultant to Mark Goldman and Associates, I have developed a profound respect for his professionalism and visionary criminal justice planning. Mark and his staff can be counted upon to:

  • Develop and present proposals based on broad national experience, but customized to local practice and local needs.
  • Assemble a team that brings special expertise to projects as needed on an individual basis.
  • Prepare for site visits by packaging best practice program and design elements.
  • Lead local planners and staff in a participatory, consensus-driven approach to design and program development.
  • Oversee design and implementation to ensure that the result is functional and well suited for its intended use.

Mark Goldman and Associates operates according to the highest ethical standards, with a genuine commitment to developing facilities and programs that support the ideal of rehabilitation."

Trudie C. Trotti
Director of Research and Statistics
South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice



"We retained MGA to lead us through a jail planning study. Their systematic analysis of our criminal justice system created a framework that we still utilize to evaluate not only that system but alternatives as well. Their leadership was invaluable as we moved through a process that had a large number of stakeholders. We would use them again and have had no problem recommending them to others."

Ray Bockman,
County Administrator, DeKalb County, Illinois



"The State of Tennessee hired Mark Goldman and Associates to work with the Department of Finance and Administration and the Department of Correction to review preliminary plans for a proposed prison expansion after another prison expansion greatly exceeded cost estimates. Mark Goldman and Associates assembled a team of seasoned experts who worked collaboratively with us to propose significant, positive changes to the design as well as recommend new approaches to delivery methods that we believe will improve the competitive environment and enhance the required expertise of those involved in it."

Gayle Ray
Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Correction



"... I have found that MGA looks at each project as unique. As a result, the firm carefully listens to and works with each jurisdiction/client to ensure that "their" facility meets their needs and supports their objectives in a safe, secure, manageable, and cost-efficient manner.

Coupled with extensive experience, MGA's in-depth relationship with each client ensures successful results every time. Feedback from tribal, county, state, and federal clients has always been extremely positive."

Allen Ault, Ed.D.
Dean, Justice & Safety
Eastern Kentucky University



"... MGA's unparalleled experience and expertise, educational and professional backgrounds make them a first rate choice for any jurisdiction with jail crowding and other justice system facility-related issues. I would highly recommend their services to help achieve excellence in your correctional facility project."

Charles DeFillipo
Previous Director of Corrections
Lake County, Illinois Jail




"... Lake County retained the services of Mark Goldman & Associates to conduct a Lake County Jail and Adult Justice System Study and Plan. I was the County's Project Manager for this study and worked closely with Mark Goldman and his staff throughout the entire project.

The product produced by Mark Goldman was excellent and continues to be used as a reference for various other projects. The data he compiled and resulting reports were accurate, detailed and appropriate with regard to the scope of work he was retained for. The nature of the study required that Mark and his staff interact with numerous individuals both within the Sheriff's Office and related County agencies, and I consistently received favorable comments from all.

Overall, we had a very positive experience with Mark and I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone considering a similar type of study."

Patrick Firman
Chief of Corrections
Lake County, Illinois Jail