Strategy, Sustainability, and Research

If you wish to contact Strategy, Sustainability, and Research, please call (602) 364-3233.

For any other research inquires please email us at [email protected]

ADCRR’s Office of Strategy, Sustainability, and Research supports strategic planning, data and research, and continuous improvement for the Department.

This Office is spearheading ADCRR’s redevelopment of modern, public-facing data and information reporting; supporting organizational development with data-driven decision making and process improvements; the utilization of performance metrics for departmental analysis and action to improve operational safety and efficiency. In addition, the Office oversees research to further correctional knowledge and inform best practices in support of ADCRR’s mission.


Strategy and Sustainability

This Office deploys and embeds the Arizona Management System across the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry. The Arizona Management System is an intentional, results-driven approach that enables every employee, at every level to reflect daily on how they did, find the waste, and decide how to do better going forward with sustainable progress. Strategy & Sustainability utilizes training, coaching and lean principles to drive continuous improvement in agency processes.

Additionally, this Office is responsible for overseeing the agency strategic planning process and for ensuring that the agency Five-Year Strategic Plan and Master List of State Government Programs publications are updated annually and submitted to the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting. This Office also produces a variety of agency reports, acts as the Auditor General Liaison, and assists with intergovernmental issues and policy development.



Research staff are responsible for gathering, analyzing, organizing, and compiling data used for responding to information requests and generating reports. Reports are prepared for the Director and executive staff, the Governor's Office and the legislature. Research also responds to requests from Federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security. Offender population, prison capacity, recidivism, and other data are analyzed and trended for inclusion in surveys, ad hoc reports, strategic plans, and other major research projects.

Research is responsible for coordinating research project applications and reviewing final reports on behalf of the Director. Procedures allowing approval to conduct research involving Department staff, facilities and inmates are identified in Department Order 203, Research Projects. The application (Form 203-6) to conduct research is to be submitted at least 90 days prior to the start date of the project.