Planning and Strategic Management serves several important roles within the agency. First, it plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates projects related to Strategic Management for the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), thereby fulfilling a vital role in developing and implementing the agency's Strategic Plan. Secondly, it provides accurate and reliable data to the Department's decision makers, the Governor's Office, and State Legislature as well as to a myriad of other state and federal agencies.
The data produced by Planning and Strategic Management includes standing reports, annual reports and monthly reports.
Standing Statisical Reports - include snapshots and recent trends in critical system measures, felony sentences which are broken out by individual crimes, criminal justice issues, and trends that show historic patterns in inmate population, jail backlogs, length of stay, releases and recidivism.
Annual Statisical Reports include detailed statistical profiles of inmate admissions and release broken down by calendar year (January-December) and fiscal year (July-June). Calendar year reports also include a roster and analysis of death-row inmates. Fiscal year reports also include the agency's annual reports.
Monthly Statistical Reports include detailed statistical profiles of standing populations to include total inmates, life sentence inmates, life without parole inmates, juveniles sentenced as adults, and death row inmates, as well as rosters of inmates from foreign counties.