Under current statutes, the Department of Corrections is responsible for preparing and implementing two major plans. The Agency Strategic Plan (ASP), required by Section 186.021, F.S. is a five-year plan, updated annually. Intended to be streamlined and strategic, the ASP addresses specific State Comprehensive Plan (SCP) goals and policies. It also provides the strategic framework for the department's legislative budget request.
The second plan is the Comprehensive Correctional Master Plan (CMP), required by Section 994.023, F.S. The CMP is also a five-year plan, updated annually. This plan serves specific purposes set forth in the statutes. In brief, the CMP addresses classification of inmates, vocational and education training, short-term confinement of offenders, alternatives to incarceration, prison construction projections and an analysis of correctional trends.
In 1991 the Department of Corrections embarked upon a strategic planning initiative assisted by Florida State University's Center for Public Management. During development of this initiative, it became obvious that the ASP and the CMP overlapped one another in intent and content. Effective with the publication of the department's first Strategic Plan on December 21, 1992, the two plans have been merged into a single document which satisfies all applicable statutory requirements.