The mission of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is to enhance public safety through safe and secure incarceration of the most serious and violent offenders, effective parole supervision, and rehabilitative strategies to successfully reintegrate offenders into our communities.
The CDCR is organized into the following programs: 1) Corrections and Rehabilitation Administration; 2) Juvenile Operations and Offender Programs-Academic and Vocational Education, Parole Operations, and Health Care Services; 3) Adult Corrections and Rehabilitation Operations-Security, Inmate Support, Contracted Facilities, and Institution Administration; 4) Adult Parole Operations-Supervision, Community Based Programs, and Administration; 5) Board of Parole Hearings-Adult Hearings and Administration; 6) Adult Education, Vocation, and Offender Programs-Education, Substance Abuse Programs, Inmate Activities, and Administration; and, 7) Adult Health Care Services. The Corrections Standards Authority was abolished and replaced with the Board of State and Community Corrections as an independent entity on July 1, 2012.
Since department programs drive the need for infrastructure investment, each department has a related capital outlay program to support this need. For the specifics on the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Capital Outlay Program, see "Infrastructure Overview."