5225 Corrections and Rehabilitation
4500 - CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION
The objective of the Corrections and Rehabilitation Administration program is to provide policy direction, accountability, administrative oversight, and support to ensure the overall success of all adult and juvenile correctional and rehabilitation programs. The program consists of the Office of the Secretary; Legislative Affairs; Public and Employee Communications; Internal Affairs and Audits and Court Compliance; Victim and Survivor Rights and Services; Support Services; Enterprise Information Services; Labor Relations, Regulations and Policy; Research; Legal Affairs; Leasing and Facility Management and the Office of the Ombudsman.
4505 - PEACE OFFICER SELECTION AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT
The Peace Officer Selection and Employee Development program is responsible for planning, organizing, analyzing, and managing peace officer selection through the recruitment, application, testing, background investigation and medical/psychological screening processes. The program is also responsible for academy training, as well as employee development for all departmental staff, both peace officers and non-peace officers.
4510 - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE LEGAL SERVICES
The objective of the Department of Justice Legal Services program is to provide transparency for the cost of legal services provided by the Department of Justice to the CDCR.
4515 - JUVENILE OPERATIONS AND JUVENILE OFFENDER PROGRAMS
The Department accepts commitments from California courts provided that the person to be committed was under 18 years of age at the time the offense was committed, can materially benefit from institutional programs, and there are adequate facilities available to care for the individual.
The objective of the Juvenile Operations program is to ensure the operation of safe and secure juvenile facilities, to perform tasks related to routine day-to-day operations of institutions and camps, and to provide juvenile offenders necessary services such as security, feeding, clothing, and facility operations. In addition, this program provides staff training, juvenile offender intake and court services, population management services, facility maintenance, and maintains juvenile offender master files. This program currently oversees operations for three facilities and one conservation camp. In addition, Juvenile Operations and Offender Programs are responsible for overseeing and implementing the Integrated Behavioral Treatment Model which uses evidence-based principles of a cognitive behavioral treatment program to guide the development of the best program for the unique needs of the youth population.
Treatment programs begin by performing diagnostic studies, program assignment, objective setting and progress evaluation, and post release planning for each offender. Based on the results of this evaluation, various counseling and evidence-based treatment programs are available, including mental health and other cognitive behavior programs (i.e., anger interruption therapy, counterpoint, sex offender treatment, general population outpatient services, and substance abuse treatment programs), camp programs, and work employability programs. These evidence-based programs are designed to promote positive social behavior and reduce recidivism and relapse.
4520 - JUVENILE ACADEMIC AND CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The Education Services Branch of the Division of Juvenile Justice operates as a local education agency known as the California Education Authority. Its mission is to empower each student to become a civil, responsible, employable and knowledgeable lifelong learner. A key goal for education is to prepare students for successful transition to the community upon release.
Education programs for juveniles include core academic and career/technical preparation high school courses, general education development preparation, basic skills enhancement, and college preparation. All students must meet the California Common Core State Standards, earn the appropriate amount of course credits, and pass the California High School Exit Examination in order to graduate. Supplemental services include special education, English learner services, basic skills enhancement, library services, character development courses, and high school credit work experience.
4525 - JUVENILE HEALTH CARE SERVICES
The mission of the Juvenile Health Care Services program is to provide medical, dental, and mental health care to juveniles consistent with adopted standards for quality and scope of services within a custodial environment. The program strives to achieve this mission by providing cost-effective, timely, and competent care.
4530 - ADULT CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION OPERATIONS - GENERAL SECURITY
The Department is required by statute to accept convicted felons from California courts when their sentence is imprisonment in a state correctional facility. The objective of the Adult Operations - General Security program is to provide safe and secure detention facilities to protect public safety. The Adult Operations - General Security program consists of 34 operating correctional institutions, six of which have reception centers, and one leased facility. The program also identifies custody overtime expenditures associated with housing, guarding, and transporting adult offenders.
4540 - ADULT CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION OPERATIONS - INMATE SUPPORT
The objective of the Adult Operations - Inmate Support program is to provide necessary services to inmates such as feeding, clothing, record keeping, and inmate classification assessments at 34 operating correctional institutions, one leased facility, and 43 conservation camps. The camps perform public conservation projects including, but not limited to, forest fire prevention, watershed management, and soil conservation.
4545 - ADULT CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION OPERATIONS - CONTRACTED FACILITIES
The objective of the Adult Operations - Contracted Facilities program is to reduce overcrowding within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and to provide meaningful rehabilitative programs in the least restrictive housing. These facilities are the Community Correctional Facilities, Female Rehabilitative Correctional Community Center, California Out-of-State Correctional Facilities, Custody to Community Transitional Re-Entry Program, and Community Prisoner Mother Program.
4550 - ADULT CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION OPERATIONS - INSTITUTION ADMINISTRATION
The Adult Operations - Institution Administration program is responsible for the management and operation of 34 adult institutions, one leased facility, 43 conservation camps, and contracted facilities. The programs maintained by Adult Corrections and Rehabilitation Operations are responsible for focusing management's attention on specific program resources to facilitate continuous program improvement and operational reforms. This program is also responsible for providing facility maintenance, asset management, and construction services for CDCR adult facilities and other closed CDCR properties.
4555 - PAROLE OPERATIONS - ADULT SUPERVISION
The primary objective of Parole Operations - Adult Supervision program is to improve public safety by increasing the rate and degree of successful reintegration and release to society of offenders paroled from state prison. The program is responsible for providing direct supervision, surveillance, and necessary apprehension of the state's parolee population. The main components of supervision include Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring, the Sex Offender Management Program which incorporates the containment model, and general caseload supervision utilizing the California Parole Supervision and Reintegration Model which incorporates evidence-based practices into the Division of Adult Parole Operations' supervision strategies to elicit long-term behavioral change to reduce recidivism.
Standard and specialized caseloads and the degree of supervision are determined by case factors related to the offender's risk and current service needs. Based on case assessments, parolees may be placed in a higher supervision category intended to prevent, detect, or interrupt behavior likely to endanger the community. Case supervision, reassessment, and reclassification, based on parolee behavior and stability in the community are regularly scheduled.
The other integral program component is the Parole Planning and Placement Program which identifies parolee needs and matches them with state and local programs to ensure a successful transition into local communities.
4560 - PAROLE OPERATIONS - ADULT COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
The Parole Operations - Adult Community Based Programs utilizes a variety of rehabilitative and reentry assistance programs designed to promote successful reintegration of parolees, while protecting public safety. These programs include, but are not limited to, Transitional Housing for Parolees, Day Reporting Centers, Pre-Employment and Transitional Work Programs, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, and other Wraparound Services. The program includes a full continuum of transitional programs, including community-based residential and sex offender treatment.
The program also provides mental health services and treatment to parolees through the department's Parole Outpatient Clinics. The objective of these services is to ensure public safety and to reduce recidivism through the stabilization and monitoring of the parolees' mental health issues.
4565 - PAROLE OPERATIONS - ADULT ADMINISTRATION
The Parole Operations - Adult Administration programs work in conjunction with those in the field to ensure the safety of the public and parolees. In addition to the headquarters office, the Office of Correctional Safety and the Board of State and Community Corrections, ensure that field personnel are properly trained, supervision policies mirror national standards, and field operations run smoothly.
4570 - CALIFORNIA SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT BOARD (CASOMB)/STATE AUTHORIZED RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR SEX OFFENDERS (SARATSO)
The objective of the CASOMB is to promote public safety through research and the certification of providers and programs to assure they are using evidence-based practices in treating sex offenders. The objective of the SARATSO Committee is to select and train on the best evidence-based risk assessment tools in the treatment of sex offenders.
4575 - BOARD OF PAROLE HEARINGS - ADULT HEARINGS
The objective of the Board of Parole Hearings - Adult Hearings is to promote public safety through fair parole processes and decisions and to provide the required due process to inmates throughout the hearing process.
For adult offenders, the Board of Parole Hearings is responsible for setting the terms and conditions of parole and conducting parole consideration hearings for eligible inmates serving life sentences including certain parole violators pursuant to Penal Code Section 3000.1. In January 2014, the Board began conducting youth offender parole hearings for eligible offenders sentenced under both the Indeterminate Sentence Law and Determinate Sentence Law, pursuant to Chapter 312, Statutes of 2013. In 2014 the Board also started conducting parole hearings for offenders eligible for elderly parole sentenced under both the Indeterminate Sentence Law and Determinate Sentence Law, pursuant to a federal court order. Beginning in January 2015, the Board will begin evaluating certain offenders sentenced under the state's Second Strike Law for parole, pursuant to the same federal court order. The Board also conducts medical parole hearings and determines whether parolees should be discharged from parole. Screenings are also conducted for mentally disordered offenders and sexually violent predators, and subsequent hearing referrals are made to the Department of Mental Health. In addition, at the Governor's request, the Board investigates applications and forwards recommendations for pardons and commutations of sentence, including those involving the death penalty. It also has the discretion to recommend to the court that a prisoner's sentence be recalled due to the inmate's significant health condition.
For juvenile offenders, the Juvenile Parole Board is responsible for discharges of commitment, orders for discharge from the jurisdiction of the Division of Juvenile Facilities to the jurisdiction of the committing court, and disciplinary appeals.
4580 - BOARD OF PAROLE HEARINGS - ADMINISTRATION
The Board of Parole Hearings - Administration handles administrative duties in support of the Board's headquarters and field operations. The Administration is comprised of the Executive team; the Administrative Services Division, which handles the business services functions for the Board; the Executive Analysis Unit, which develops system tools to monitor and track compliance; and the Legal Division, which provides legal support for the Board.
4585 - REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMS - ADULT EDUCATION
The objective of the Office of Correctional Education is to contribute to public safety by designing and operating education programs that enable adult offenders to successfully reenter society. The Office provides functional oversight to academic and vocational educational programs at 34 adult schools. The CDCR's schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as post-secondary schools for the purpose of providing adult offenders a comprehensive adult education. The Office develops education programs, curriculum, and policy to guide delivery of services to inmate students. Departmental academic and vocational programs provide inmates with an opportunity for self-improvement through acquiring basic education and career training. The Office also oversees Adult Basic Education; Adult Secondary Education; Voluntary Education Programs, that include services from basic education through college; Career Technical Education; Academic Assessment Program; Court Mandated Programs; Television Specialists; Recreational, General, and Law Library Services; as well as Physical Fitness Training.
4590 - REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMS - COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT AND REENTRY SERVICES
The objective of the Office of Offender Services is to plan, develop, implement and monitor rehabilitative programs for the In-Prison, Community, and Reentry Services divisions within CDCR. Offender Services is responsible for overseeing and implementing a full continuum of evidence-based programs that promote positive social behavior and reduce recidivism and relapse. These programs include, but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Programs, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, Community-Based Aftercare, and Reentry and Employment Programs. Offender Services works with a variety of public and private entities to establish this continuum of offender services.
4595 - REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMS - ADULT INMATE ACTIVITES
Adult Inmate Activities provides inmates with activities and programs such as the canteen, photo project and handicraft. These programs allow inmates to productively participate in activities while incarcerated. For inmates, these programs create a sense of accomplishment and provide inmates an opportunity for employment while incarcerated.
4600 - REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMS - ADULT ADMINISTRATION
Adult Administration for Rehabilitative Programs provides administrative support to the Department's rehabilitative programs including the Office of Correctional Education, Office of Offender Services, and the Office of Program Accountability and Support. Services include program support for education and offender services, performance data management, budgets, training, personnel, and business services support to CDCR's rehabilitative programs. The delivery of services is monitored and improved through the analysis of program service data.
4605 - ADULT HEALTH CARE SERVICES
The objective of the Adult Health Care Services program is to provide medical, dental, and mental health care to the inmate population consistent with adopted standards for quality and scope of services within a custodial environment. The program strives to achieve this mission by providing cost-effective, timely, and competent care. Additionally, the program promotes inmate responsibility for their health.