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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Introduction

The Florida Department of Corrections Agency Strategic Plan (ASP) is a multi-purpose document used by senior leadership to set strategic direction and priorities that strengthens the department's overall performance and competitive position plus meets the expectations of its customers. This forward-looking perspective is customer driven and in concert with Florida's State Comprehensive Plan's goals and policies. The ASP translates long-range direction into strategic priorities or issues. These issues are then developed into critical performance requirements that are actionable, easily communicated, and most importantly, measurable.

Senior leadership has identified two strategic issues for the department:

  • Enhance public safety by effectively incarcerating inmates and supervising offenders in the community.
  • Enhance the ability of inmates and offenders to become productive members of society.

A brief introductory statement articulates the issue's criticality followed by its individual goals. Each goal is numerically presented and followed by its Trends and Conditions Analysis (TCA). The TCA addresses why the goal is a major concern to Floridians and brings into focus trends, conditions, influencing forces, current capabilities, and developing technology affecting it. Measurable objectives to achieve the goal follow the TCA. Each objective has a chronological result Projection Table.

Within the department's strategic planning structure, the ASP is the foundation document for operational planning that occurs at the assistant secretary or regional director level and actions plans that occur at the superintendent, circuit administrator, or bureau/division chief level. The downward deployment of these three plans into the organization will drive the use of Correctional Performance and Leadership Excellence (CPLE) and our daily work activities together. Bringing together CPLE and our daily work routines improves understanding of quality management principles, makes implementing continuous improvement strategies easier, and focuses the entire department on the strategic directions, issues and goals.