Division of
Adult Parole
Operations (DAPO)

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Operation Guardian

In its ongoing efforts to safeguard the public from gang violence, CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) led unannounced compliance checks this morning at the homes of parolees as part of Operation Guardian – one of the largest and most comprehensive sweeps in recent years focusing on parolees who have known ties to criminal gangs... » More


CDCR Implements Public Safety Reforms to Parole Supervision, Expanded Incentive Credits for Inmates

Non-Revocable Parole

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on Monday will launch, as required by a new law, public safety reforms to encourage inmates to complete rehabilitation programs, to improve supervision for high-risk parolees and to better partner with communities in managing minor parole violators... » More

Parolee Reentry Court Program

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Parole to Conduct Random Sex Offender Checks During "Operation Boo"

Operation Boo Badge

Parole agents from CDCR will be enforcing special limits on sex offenders during "Operation Boo" to ensure that they stay home and away from children on Halloween Night...» More

Why did CDCR develop a Parole Violation Decision Making Instrument?

Known as " PVDMI," this is part of an overall strategy designed to reduce risk of recidivism, enhance success on parole, and utilize resources in the most effective manner. ...» More

New Sex Offender Information Page

California has enacted historic new laws pertaining to sex offenders. CDCR Strictly enforces Jessica's Law to keep sex offenders who are on parole from living within 2,000 feet of schools and parks...» More



How Does GPS Work?

Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring works due to the triangulation of satellites, orbiting the earth. 24 satellites are used in all ...» More

Sex Offender Statistics

The passage of Jessica’s Law was a historic moment for the State of California, which has the highest population of sex offenders in the nation...» More

Parolee Requirements

All parolee’s are subject to additional statutory requirements as a condition to their release from state prison...» More



Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO)

The Division of Adult Parole Operations (hereafter referred to as DAPO) is responsible for protecting the community by enabling parole agents to have an active part in the local community’s public safety plans while providing a range of programs and services that offer state supervised parolees the opportunity for change, encouraging and assisting them in their effort to reintegrate into the community.

The Parolee Handbook provides important information that will help parolees while they are on parole.

DAPO Parole Agents are committed to working closely with the Division of Rehabilitative Programs to ensure parolees are referred to appropriate rehabilitation and transition programs that are currently available to help them find success and opportunities within their communities.

Rehabilitation help

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