The statistics and reports presented in this section span all divisions of the department: Adult Institutions,
Community Corrections, and
Management Services. Policy decisions and correctional operations are informed through these data and research initiatives.
For inquiries on DOC data, please contact:
Research and Policy Unit
Megan Jones, Ph.D., Research and Policy Director
The Research and Policy Unit is responsible for leading research and evaluation efforts for the department. This includes working with cross-divisional data analysts to report on offender population statistics, developing standards for data measurement and reporting, conducting research on recidivism and other key performance indicators, and creating interactive dashboards that make DOC data more easily accessible to the public.
This type of information is fundamental to planning and implementing operations that are effective and efficient, and that ultimately reduce recidivism. The unit serves as an agency resource to support a department-wide strategy to implement evidence-based practices through data-driven policy development and research.