Welcome to the
Division of Rehabilitative Programs

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) is a branch of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Our mission, as part of CDCR, is to help offenders leave prison with better job or career skills, education, life skills, and confidence, so they can succeed in their futures despite past obstacles. To accomplish this, DRP provides numerous rehabilitative programs and services to both prison inmates and parolees. Evidence shows successful rehabilitation is good for communities in a multitude of ways, including a significant reduction in criminal recidivism.


Welcome to the
Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP)


About DRP

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) is a branch of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Our mission, as part of CDCR, is to help offenders leave prison with better job or career skills, education, life skills, and confidence, so they can succeed in their futures despite past obstacles. To accomplish this, DRP provides numerous rehabilitative programs and services to both prison inmates and parolees. Evidence shows successful rehabilitation is good for communities in a multitude of ways, including a significant reduction in criminal recidivism.

Welcome to the
Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP)

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) is a branch of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Our mission, as part of CDCR, is to help offenders leave prison with better job or career skills, education, life skills, and confidence, so they can succeed in their futures despite past obstacles. To accomplish this, DRP provides numerous rehabilitative programs and services to both prison inmates and parolees. Evidence shows successful rehabilitation is good for communities in a multitude of ways, including a significant reduction in criminal recidivism.


Rehabilitative Process

Everyone, from newly incarcerated to long-term offenders, should think about their future release from prison. Starting early with rehabilitative programs is the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. We have provided an outline of the Rehabilitative Process below, with a step-by-step graphic and an informational animated video. See Rehabilitative Process for more information

Roadmap to Rehabilitation

The Roadmap to Rehabilitation illustrates an offender's steps through rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is is a process from intake through to parole.

Roadmap to Rehabilitation illustration

See Rehabilitative Process for image details


Inmate Journey Video

The Inmate Journey is an easy-to-understand animation designed to walk you through the rehabilitative process.

Inmate Journey video screenshot Click above to view video.


Rehabilitative Services

An offender who is serving, or has served, their time on good behavior has access to many rehabilitative services and programs if they are determined to be in need. These needs may include: Education, Job Training, Substance Use Disorder Treatment, and Anger Management Counseling, just to name a few. Depending on where the offender is in their sentencing, the options for rehabilitation vary. See Offender Services for more information

 

 In-Prison Services

In-Prison Programs provide comprehensive pre-release rehabilitative programs and services for offenders while in prison, and works closely with Community Reentry Services to ensure a continuum of care. These programs focus on...

  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT)
  • Pre-release Education, Planning, and Skills
  • Acquisition of California ID

 Community Reentry Services

The Community and Reentry Services Unit provides comprehensive post-release rehabilitative programs and services located in communities throughout the State of California delivered through residential, outpatient, and drop-in centers.
These programs focus on...

  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Housing, Life Skills and Family Unification
  • Educational including GED, Academic and Vocational training
  • Employment Assistance and Placement

 


Who We Are

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) is a branch of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) operating from headquarters located in Sacramento, California. DRP is at the heart of rehabilitation activity in CDCR. Its top priority is to provide rehabilitative programming and skills to inmates in an effort to reduce their likelihood of reoffending by the time they return to their homes and communities. See Who We Are for more information.


Featured Rehabilitation Video:

Long Term Offender Program (LTOP)

The LTOP is a voluntary program that provides evidenced-based treatment programming to inmates who are serving long-term sentences. This video highlights the benefits of LTOP. See DRP Videos to view DRP's library of rehabilitation videos.

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Click above to view video.

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Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram

See Rehabilitative Process

See Technology Solutions for more information.

Technology has opened the door to more educational opportunities while simultaneously reducing government spending. Below is a list of technology initiatives at CDCR.