About Corrections: Our Missions
Our Mission is to enhance public safety, to reduce the risk of future criminal behavior by holding adult and juvenile offenders accountable, and to provide opportunities for change.
Division of Adult Services
The mission of the Division of Adult Services is to improve public safety by promoting individuals accountability while providing opportunities to develop in an environment that is a catalyst for positive growth.
The mission of the North Dakota State Penitentiary is to protect the public by maintaining proper custody of the offenders sentenced by the courts; to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and inmates; and to offer the best work, education, and treatment programs possible, encouraging inmates to make the needed changes to be law abiding and successful in society.
James River Correction Center
The Mission of the James River Correctional Center is to protect the public by maintaining proper custody of inmates sentenced by the courts; to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and inmates; to offer the best rehabilitative programs possible; and to encourage inmates to make the needed changes to be law abiding and successful in society.
The mission of Parole/Probation is to protect society by ensuring that the community-placed offenders are provided responsible supervision that requires them to be an active participant in their rehabilitation. The Division is equally committed to the compensation and restoration of crime victims.
Transitional Planning Services
Transitional Planning is a team collaboration whose mission is to effectively plan, monitor and advance department's efforts to reduce individuals’ risk of recidivism as they transition throughout our correctional system in order to ensure public safety and preserve the rights of victims.
Youth Correctional Center
To provide professional, team-oriented juvenile correctional services to troubled adolescents within a safe and secure environment.
Juvenile and Community Services
The mission of the Division of Juvenile Services/Community Services is to provide a continuum of services to juvenile delinquent and unruly youth in North Dakota and to protect society from those juveniles who are a danger to themselves and others. This will be accomplished through the development of a Treatment and Rehabilitation plan for each juvenile and through the provision of an array of services by a dedicated staff who will ensure that the juvenile receives these services in the least restrictive environment.