Corrections Strategic Research Plan 2018–2023

NIJ logoThis publication from the National Institute of Justice outlines a plan that encourages increased empirical attention to the field of corrections and describes current and projected efforts to assist corrections practitioners and policymakers with enhancing public safety in three priority areas for promoting and supporting research. These areas are: optimizing workforce development for corrections personnel; enhancing corrections practices; and examining the experiences of individuals involved with the corrections system.

The plan establishes a five-year framework to better understand the highly interrelated areas of corrections personnel, organizational practices, and the experiences of adults and juveniles involved with the system. The research that comes out of the plan is intended to inform innovative solutions, improve the corrections environment, and assist corrections practitioners in successfully implementing their missions.