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Planning & Research

Jeffery D. Renzi, Associate Director

18 Wilma Schesler Lane
Dix Bldg., 1st floor
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-3920
Fax: (401) 462-1507

The Planning and Research Unit organizes, coordinates and supervises short-range and long-range planning functions relating to the Department of Corrections. The unit provides supervision, support and coordination of Departmental program initiatives, program development, program evaluation, and statistical analysis.
The Unit also coordinates and supervises grant solicitations, technical assistance requests, and the management and supervision of projects relating to the Department of Justice’s grant programs. There are a myriad of ‘clients’ for whom the Unit provides assistance including, but not limited to:

  • Criminal justice agencies such as the courts, Office of Attorney General, Office of Public Defender and Dept of Children, Youth, & Families
  • Governor’s Office
  • Correctional agencies in other jurisdictions
  • Federal and State government criminal justice agencies
  • Private sector criminal justice-related agencies

The unit also provides prison impact statements to the General Assembly for proposed legislation that may impact on the operations of the Department and produces inmate population projections for the budget development process. Lastly, Planning and Research responds to Federal, State and private surveys and serves as a resource for RIDOC personnel an public research requests.