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WFD Mission Statement
DOC's Mission
The mission of the Oregon Department of Corrections is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions, and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.

WFD's Mission
Workforce Development’s mission is to provide quality evidence-based interventions to reduce inmates’ criminal risk factors and barriers to productive participation in work, family and community.

WFD's Objectives/Goals
  • Provide a continuum of educational services from assessment through pre-release.
  • Provide a variety of educational opportunities that holistically address individuals.
  • Maximize student success through appropriate educational interventions including assessment, planning, evaluation, and utilization of technology.
  • Recognize and celebrate student achievement.
  • Provide an atmosphere of mutual respect that fosters responsibility and self-esteem.
  • Provide equal access to a coordinated department-wide curriculum.
  • Create a positive climate for all education training opportunities and professional affiliations that enhances instruction, supports staff, and promotes a dynamic curriculum.
  • Promote communication and the exchange of ideas within and between the Department of Corrections’ facilities to improve education delivery and reduce isolation.
  • Encourage partnerships with the community to maximize resources and facilitate transition.