The mission of Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE), in partnership with the Department of Corrections, is to promote public safety by providing adults in custody (AICs) with work and training opportunities in a self-sustaining organization. OCE is a vehicle to second chances for people like you and me who have feelings, ambitions, and dreams of a better life. In order to create great opportunities and operate successful programs, it takes incredible people at every level of our operational structure. Here is a look at the breakdown of positions within OCE.
"The Association of Oregon Corrections Employees, the labor organization that represents the men and women of Oregon Corrections Enterprises, is a proud supporter of the work done by OCE’s staff and their positive interactions with the adults-in-custody that they supervise, train, and assist daily. The AOCE recognizes the ground-breaking skills work and education that dedicated OCE staff engage in with the adults in their custody and ensure that the AIC participants who leave their work places have skills, abilities, and the self-respect to be successful in the community. AOCE recognizes that this would not be possible without a great relationship between staff and the adults-in-custody that work with OCE."
- AOCE Executive Board
OCE plays an important role in implementing DOC’s Oregon Accountability Model (OAM). Through the development of positive work ethics and job skills, OCE assists AICs in their transition to realizing their potential as productive citizens, creating positive outcomes while, contributing to society and their families.
Ultimately, the two agencies share one common goal — to promote public safety through the Oregon Accountability Model (OAM). The OAM encompasses the simultaneous, coordinated, and efficient implementation of many DOC initiatives and process measures providing a foundation for AICs to lead successful lives upon release. The OAM has six components. Each of these components connects to a part of the corrections organization, culture, and CORE process measures. These six components strengthen the department’s ability to hold individuals accountable for their actions and adds a level of transparency for staff accountability to achieve the DOC mission, shared vision, and values.
OCE’s mission directly supports DOC and the OAM by providing work opportunities - a key component to behavioral change. OCE works in line with the OAM through daily work and training interactions with those in custody. While OCE is a semi-independent state agency, it is closely connected to DOC, providing a valuable service to the larger enterprise and, ultimately, the citizens of Oregon.
OCE Supports the OAM