Our mission at the Department of Corrections (DOC) is to ‘improve public safety’​. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! With a vast number of innovative sustainability programs, and evidence-based programs to reduce recidivism, Washington State is highly regarded as a strong leader in the field of Corrections.

The Department of Corrections is responsible for administering adult corrections programs operated by the State of Washington. This includes state correctional institutions and programs for offenders supervised in the community.

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