DOC contributes to Oregon’s public safety by operating safe and secure institutions and two Community Corrections offices in Linn and Douglas Counties.
The Oregon Way is about prioritizing employee health and wellbeing by normalizing the correctional environment and , in turn, improving outcomes for incarcerated people.
DOC believes that successful reentry begins at Intake and utilizes a structured process of assessing an adult in custody’s’ (AIC) risks and needs to offer appropriate treatment, education, and programming.
DOC adheres to standards within the corrections profession that ensure the safety and security of employees, AICs, contractors, volunteers, and the public.
DOC develops partnerships with victims, community members, public agencies, and private agencies to better meet the department’s mission, vision, and values.