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Mission & Goals

<h2>Mission Statement</h2>

<blockquote><p>"The National Institute of Corrections is a center of learning, innovation and leadership that shapes and advances effective correctional practice and public policy."</p></blockquote>

<h2>Strategic Outcomes</h2>

<p>The outcomes of NIC's activities contribute significantly to the achievement of state, local, and federal correctional goals and priorities:</p>

<h3>Effectively managed prisons, jails, and community corrections programs and facilities</h3>
<p>We will provide services in effective planning, management, and operations strategies that provide constitutional, ethical, humane, safe, and cost-effective prisons, jails, and community corrections programs and facilities. </p>

<h3>Enhanced organizational and professional performance in corrections</h3>
<p>We will provide education and training opportunities in management, leadership, and specialized areas based on value-centered principles and best practices that will continually enhance organizational and professional performance. </p>

<h3>Community, staff, and offender safety</h3>
<p>We will promote correctional practices and procedures that maximize the safety of the community, staff, and offenders; hold offenders accountable; and improve the likelihood of offenders choosing responsible, law-abiding behavior. </p>

<h3>Improved correctional practices through the exploration of trends and public policy issues</h3>
<p>We will promote the exploration of critical issues and shaping public policies that improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and humane quality of practices that impact corrections. </p>

<h3>Enhanced services through improved organizational and staff effectiveness</h3>
<p>We will provide opportunities for organizational and professional growth that enhance our services. We will implement a strategic management process that leads to improved organizational structure, management practices, and program planning that support the mission and vision, consistent with available resources.</p>