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Research and Requests


The Office of Data, Research, and Decision Support (RDDS) is a unit within the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) and is responsible for planning, research, and statistical analysis activities that support the agency's mission and vision. The unit plays a pivotal role in supporting the agency with increased data transparency and utilizing data driven decision making to further advance correctional knowledge and inform best practices; and foster continual improvement in services and products provided to the citizens of Oregon. 

RDDS is responsible for:

  • Providing accurate information, planning and statistical analyses for policy-oriented management decisions affecting all aspects of the department. 
  • Serving as a resource for all DOC personnel, public research, and data requests.
  • Preparing research models appropriate for program evaluation and development.
  • Developing instrumentation and procedures for data measurement.
  • Submitting recommendations for departmental research and evaluation priorities through the oversight of the Agency's Research Committee.

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Click the links on the left hand side to learn more about these processes and/or make a request.