The Research & Development Department promotes the adoption of best practices for supervising offenders, for successful integration of inmates in the community, and for reducing recidivism through evaluation and analysis in the interest of public safety.

The Research & Development Department performs internal and external analyses, compiles special reports, and makes statistical information available to the public. The largest report compiled by the department is the Annual Report which details trends in Parole Board hearings and the parole population.

Shawna Andersen

Research & Planning Specialist


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