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. Under DRP, there are three offices, working together, that provide services and operations to support rehabilitation.

graphic of DRP structure

The Office of Correctional Education (OCE) provides academic, vocational, and literacy programs within adult institutions.


The Office of Program Operations (OPO) is broken into two separate units: In-Prison Programs (for inmates) and Community and Reentry Programs (for parolees).


As part of CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs, the Office of Program Support (OPS) consists of the several units focused on providing support and outreach to all of DRP.

The units within Office of Program Support are:

  • Business Services
  • Outreach
  • Procurement
  • Portfolio Section
  • Personnel
  • Invoice and Billing
  • Accounting
  • Fiscal


DRP Executive Staff

BRANTLEY CHOATE   | Director, Division of Rehabilitative Programs
KEVIN HOFFMAN   | Deputy Director, Program Operations
RYAN SOUZA   | Deputy Director, Program Support
JESSICA MAZLUM   | Associate Director, Program Operations
SHANNON SWAIN   | Superintendent, Correctional Education

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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.