This Annual Progress Assessment is used to inform our primary stakeholders and
interested readers on the department's efforts to achieve its goals and objectives
declared in our 1997-2002 Agency Strategic Plan. Our executive leadership also uses it
to analyze progress made on our priority issues, goals, and their supporting objectives.
In addition, they evaluate the soundness of our strategic direction and make fact-based
management decisions to enhance our continuous improvement efforts.
This progress report is directly related to our Agency Strategic Plan (ASP) through its
identification with the priority issues and the goals and objectives contained in our
1997-2002 ASP and its presentation of the tremendous efforts made toward achieving
our long range goals.
Under each priority issue, is a section titled "Progress Achieved," that succinctly
summarizes the overall progress the agency has achieved for that particular issue. The
information in the section titled "Progress Assessment" is derived from inputs
submitted by the various offices having the lead responsibility for carrying out the ASP
objectives and strategies. These compiled inputs describe progress toward the
declared goal and objectives under each priority issue. Progress is made toward
furthering the priority issue by accomplishment of the goal and specifically the
objectives. Our ASP priority issues are continuous, vibrant, and dynamic components of
our current and future operations, thus final closure may not occur. These issues will
continue into the 21st Century.
The Department of Corrections met its goals and objectives for the January 30,1997
Agency Strategic Plan for 1997-2002 with special emphasis on our primary issue public safety.