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Elevating the Corrections Profession
corrections officers
One Voice United
Building Bridges to Elevate the Toughest Job
We're improving wellness, advocating for change, and honoring the heroism and professionalism of our fellow officers.
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Make a Commitment to Our Future, Our Profession, and Our Families

Correctional Officer Wellness Project
We Must Address Our Mental Health Crisis
Read "I Am Not Okay" the brand new white paper regarding correctional officer wellness to learn more.

OVU’s mission is to provide a platform for Correctional Officers and professional staff to have their voices heard and their concerns addressed in the ongoing debates over reforming our correctional system.

Our annual event “Elevating Our Profession” was created to do just that while honoring, inspiring and celebrating the corrections profession.

This year’s event takes place April 24th to 26th in Chicago, IL.

Learn more and register to attend.

Our Mission

We are a national campaign to give corrections officers a voice.

Too often correctional officers and other professional staff who work inside correctional facilities are left out of conversations about incarceration and the criminal justice system.

Leaving out people who are involved in the system each and every day makes it harder to create any change or improve conditions of work and confinement while reducing recidivism after release.

Together, we are improving reform efforts and supporting their successful implementation by elevating the vital role of corrections officers and other frontline staff.