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Vision, Mission, Values and Goals


Contribute to a safer Minnesota


Reduce recidivism by promoting offender change through proven strategies during safe and secure incarceration and effective community supervision.


Safety: by supporting a safety-conscious environment for staff and offenders.

Research-supported Practice: by providing offender programs and interventions based on evidence-based principles.

Open and Transparent Communication: by ensuring that information is shared with staff, offenders and stakeholders.

Commitment to Employee Growth and Development: by fostering employee diversity, collaboration, initiative and opportunities for growth knowing that our strength lies in our skilled and talented employees.

Culture of Professionalism: by commitment to a high standard of ethics, behavior and work activities.

Organizational Development: by providing an environment that encourages strong quality results through teamwork, technology, training, and process improvement.

Collaboration: by facilitating cooperative interaction with staff and justice partners, building consensus to support our common interest of reducing recidivism.


Provide effective correctional services

Hold offenders accountable

Change offender behavior

Provide restorative services for victims

Engage staff and promote workplace safety

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