Iowa Department of Corrections, Strategic Plan 2014-2018,

(2014) Iowa Department of Corrections, Strategic Plan 2014-2018,. Corrections, Department of

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Abstract

Iowa’s adult correctional system carries out its legal mandate of protecting the public and promoting offender rehabilitation through a continuum of institution and community evidence based services and interventions. This continuum is designed with recognition that for most offenders, reentry planning starts upon admission to the corrections system. The effective and efficient management of offenders in accordance with their risk and criminogenic needs (those needs that contribute to criminality) is accomplished through targeted programming, release preparation, and transition services. Success in these endeavors assists offenders to become productive members of the community and makes it less likely that they will re-offend, resulting in lowered recidivism rates. In 1990 the Department’s prison recidivism rate was 44.7% and today it is 30.3%. Our overall desired outcome is to reduce the prison recidivism rate to 25% during the next five years by focusing resources toward our highest risk offenders.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Strategic plan, recidivism, quality improvement, reentry, incarceration, community supervision
Subjects: Law enforcement and courts > Corrections
Law enforcement and courts > Corrections > Prisons
Law enforcement and courts > Corrections > Probation and parole
ID Code: 17583
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 11 Aug 2014 19:55
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 19:55
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17583