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Department Goals

2015 Biennium

May 2012

To maintain the safety of the Montana public and the security of our citizens, communities, and homes.

To earn public trust through openness and responsiveness.

To provide accurate, timely information and support that contributes to the restoration of victims of crime.

To reduce the risk of offenders committing more crimes by enhancing treatment programs in secure facilities and increasing dependence on community corrections programs and services, all of which are designed to help offenders succeed as productive, law-abiding citizens and remain out of prison.

To operate correctional programs that emphasize offender accountability and rehabilitation, staff professionalism and responsibility, public safety, and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.

To provide an employment and program environment based on professionalism, personal responsibility, and respect for each individual.

Department Values

Montana Department of Corrections employees respect the rights and dignity of all people.

Department Vision

As leaders in corrections, department employees affect the quality of life for all Montanans by demonstrating and promoting honesty, integrity and accountability in all our public service.

The Department of Corrections 2009 MASTER PLAN and INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-STRATEGIC PLAN 2010 are downloadable in PDF format and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your system, a free copy can be obtained here: