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Office of Planning, Research & Statistics

(717) 728-4051 

Bret (Kristofer) Bucklen, Director 

This office is responsible for directing the ongoing planning, research, statistics and grant activities of the department. This includes coordinating departmental research initiatives; preparing various planning and research reports based on correctional databases; implementing standards, guidelines and procedures for state research and data analysis activities; identifying and defining correctional planning and research problems; preparing research models appropriate to the problem; developing instrumentation and procedures for data measurement; collecting and analyzing data; submitting recommendations for departmental research and evaluation priorities.


Click HERE for joint performance measures derived for the Department of Corrections and the PA Board of Probation and Parole which monitor process efficiencies and outcome effectiveness of the common goals for both agencies.