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Office of the Corrections Ombuds

Mission, Vision, and Values 


Our Vision  We envision a more humane and transparent Washington corrections system.


Our Mission  We provide opportunities for people impacted by incarceration to raise issues and resolve conflicts. We work to reduce harm in the Washington corrections system by negotiating outcomes, recommending positive change, and reporting individual and systemic concerns. 


 Our Five Core Values

  We believe in honesty, transparency, and authenticity. 
 We are a compassionate, kind, and consistent organization. We value our collective humanity and dignity.
 We work together to deliver objective communications and negotiations to positively impact the community we serve. 
  We recognize the importance of diversity and lived experience. We aim to provide equitable services to all people impacted by incarceration.
 We are bold and persistent problem solvers. We work to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of incarcerated individuals. We remain optimistic that our work empowers and makes a difference. 


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