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It is the policy of the NHDOC to design a mission statement that describes the philosophy, goals and purposes of the agency. We reduce recidivism by providing safe, secure, humane supervision and evidence-based rehabilitation to enhance public safety in New Hampshire.

Core Values

Our values represent the core principles that help guide our daily behaviors and actions to achieve our vision and mission. The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is committed to fulfilling its mission by upholding the following values in order to achieve our common vision:

Dedication – We commit every day to doing difficult work, in a challenging environment, while maintaining professionalism and respect.

One Team – We achieve our best results while working together, and as part of cross-division efforts, in pursuit of our mission.

Courage - In the face of daily adversity, we demonstrate the physical and moral fortitude to use our authority appropriately and honestly.



The NHDOC’s vision is its future view of itself, ideal to the maximization of our agency’s operation. To enhance public safety in New Hampshire via reduced recidivism. With a fully staffed workforce where everyone is professionally developed; where every individual is engaged in progressive rehabilitation; in state of the art facilities.


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