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Corrections News Article

Putting Staff First: Wellness as a Strategic Priority
The National Institute of Corrections provides a virtual conference on staff wellness. Oregon Department of Corrections Director Colette S. Peters kicks off the conference with her keynote address. Corrections staff are tasked with protecting the public and helping change the lives of those in custody, oftentimes at the expense of their own health and wellbeing. Despite the severity of this issue, it has received little national attention. Ms. Peters will discuss the research that has begun in Oregon and the strategic plan to both raise awareness in Oregon and stretch the efforts nation-wide.