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About Us
Research & Evaluation provides information on offender populations and program performance.
Department of Correction's Vision:
  • We take a proactive role in the development of criminal justice policy.
  • We create partnerships with Oregon communities to hold offenders accountable, engage victims, and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Oregon.
  • We are a committed, creative, and productive organization which recognizes safety and security as an essential business practice.
  • We require sound fiscal management of public resources using outcome-oriented strategies.
  • We provide offender programs and resources which support the department's mission.
  • We are a diverse, skilled work force which shares the responsibility for outcomes across organizational boundaries.
Mission Statement
Department of Correction'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.
Annual Performance Measures

The Research & Evaluation Unit provides mission-critical information on offender populations, program performance and policy impact which is essential for planning, evaluating and directing the operations of the Department of Corrections. The information that the unit provides helps direct decision making in the operation of state prisons, county corrections offices and the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision. In addition, the unit provides information and statistics to an expanding pool of outside customers and government partners to meet their informational needs.