The Departmental Mission
Enhance public safety by having incarcerated persons return home under supportive supervision less likely to revert to criminal behavior.
To improve public safety by providing a continuity of appropriate treatment services in safe and secure facilities where offenders’ needs are addressed and they are prepared for release, followed by supportive services under community supervision to facilitate a successful completion of their sentence.
- Create and maintain an atmosphere where both offenders and staff feel secure.
- Develop and implement positive individualized treatment plans for each offender that includes post release reentry plans.
- Teach offenders the need for discipline and respect, and the importance of a mature understanding of a work ethic.
- Establish a needs/risk approach to treatment and community supervision to ensure a continuity of services.
- Assist all staff by providing the training and tools needed to perform their duties while enhancing their skills.
- Offer career development opportunities for all staff.
- Operate with ethical behavior.
- Recognize the value of each person.
- Protect human dignity.
- Offer leadership and support to all.
- Offer respect and structure at all times.
- Offer opportunities for offenders to improve their skills, and to receive individual treatment services, based on their ability and willingness to participate.
- Provide appropriate medical and psychiatric services necessary to those requiring such treatment so each offender can maximize his/her own rehabilitation.
- Provide a level of community supervision based on the releasee's needs and behavior.
- Establish a structured environment that fosters respect through communication and structure.
View the fact sheet related to the recent merger of Department of Correctional Services and Division of Parole.