The Iowa Corrections System is making significant strides to implement evidence-based practices system-wide that are proven to reduce victimization, reduce recidivism and enhance community safety.

We are a nationally recognized leader in corrections for innovation and implementation of evidence-based practices.  Being on the forefront of innovation and practice, we continue our commitment to be the best corrections system in the country.

In order to accomplish our mission and strategic priorities we will embed practices and policies that are supported by research and ensure that system-wide change sustains over time through leadership, data-driven decision making, continuous quality improvement, input from and investment in staff, and collaboration with other state agencies and community partners.

I recognize that Iowa Corrections System staff are our most important and valuable assets.  I am committed to investing in and supporting staff to accomplish our shared mission. Together, we will challenge each other to become champions for creating opportunities for change for individuals under our supervision and the larger system as a whole.

Dr. Beth Skinner, Director