Welcome to your first week with the Department of Corrections!
Review these steps so you know what to expect as you start your job.
Discuss expectations, deadlines and priorities with your supervisor.
Your supervisor will provide information about training requirements as you start your job.
Training Learning Modules
Training for corrections staff is offered through four learning modes:
- Online through MoLearning, powered by LinkedIn Learning
- Online through the Department of Corrections Online Training Academy (DOCOTA)
- Online in real time through virtual instructor-led training (VILT)
- In seat at a training center location
Facility staff complete pre-service training at a Missouri Department of Corrections Training Academy facility before starting work in an adult institution. Training takes place at one of three training center locations:
Training Center Locations
- Central Region Training Center
1717 Industrial Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109
- Western Region Training Center
902 Edmond St., St. Joseph, MO 64501
- Eastern Region Training Center
901 Progress Dr. Farmington, MO 63640
Classification Staff Requirements
Classification Staff Electives
All staff are required to complete approved elective courses.
The Corrections Way
- Communication Styles
- Value Premise
- Effective Feedback
- Quality Conversations/De-escalation
- Growth Model
Important technology-related links:
- Access after you get your login name and password: REACT (password reset)
- Access after you get your first paycheck: Employee Self Service (ESS)
- Reporting hours worked: Employee Time and Attendance (ETA)
- State Help Desk: Office of Administration Internet Technology Services Division (OA ITSD) Portal
- Web applications used on the job:
Learn the Lingo
You’ll find that people in the Department of Corrections (DOC) tend to use a lot of acronyms. Don’t fret! We have a handy list of acronyms that will help you.
Here’s a list of facilities and contacts that will help familiarize you with the Division of Adult Institutions.
Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS)
The Department of Corrections uses the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS) to identify factors that drive a person toward negative or criminal behaviors.The assessment identifies each person’s risk of re-offending and helps staff assess offenders, target interventions, and inform responses to behavior. Data helps identify which reentry services and programs best meet each individual’s needs.