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Research Proposal Review Process - Suspension Extended

Effective January 1, 2012

The anticipated transfer of field services from the Board of Parole to TDOC on July 1, 2012 necessitates the continued suspension of research proposal review and approval. You are encouraged to use the vast array of data that is currently made available on our website to facilitate any research endeavors.



Research Proposal Review Process - Temporary Suspension with Exception

Effective July 20, 2009

Thank you for your interest in conducting research within the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). TDOC has a long history of supporting research that contributes to knowledge building within the criminal justice profession. With the budget challenges presented this year, the TDOC also found a great opportunity to launch an exciting initiative.


TDOC has joined with our sister agency, the Tennessee Board of Parole to implement an alternative to incarceration for certain less serious offenders. There are many parts to this exciting initiative that will command the attention of facility staff to ensure the initiative enjoys a high level of success.


As a consequence, TDOC is temporarily suspending acceptance of research proposals, other than current ongoing longitudinal studies, until further notice.


We wish you well in your research venture.

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