Rehabilitation pays off
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.
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Do you know someone in prison or on parole and want to help improve their situation? Become an advocate of change for that person and increase their odds of succeeding in society with the help of DRP.More
DRP is focused on reducing criminal recidivism through rehabilitative programs and services. Learn more about what we do.More
Who We Are
It takes many dedicated men and women to make our division a success. Find out more about the various offices and units that make up DRP.More
The right inmate, in the right program, at the right time!
DRP's Commitment to the Blueprint
The Blueprint is CDCR’s action plan to continue improving California’s prison system while also reducing costs. DRP's commitment to the Blueprint focuses on providing rehabilitative programs
and services to both offenders in prison and on parole in order to reduce their risk to criminally reoffend upon release.
Risk and Needs Assessments
DRP uses evidence-based tools to assign offenders to the most appropriate rehabilitative programs. Each offender entering the California prison system has his or her risk to reoffend assessed using the CSRA and their needs assessed using COMPAS.
Automated Reentry Management System (ARMS) is being developed for Summer 2015 implementation. ARMS will enhance case management for CDCR and contracted providers. It is expected to improve performance measurement of both offender progress and program effectiveness. ARMS will also have the capability of providing real-time data to inform program quality reviews to CDCR and stakeholders. For more information on ARMS, review the ARMS presentation.
- Office of Correctional Education
- Office of Offender Services
- Office of Program Accountability & Support
- Adult Basic Education
- ARCAID Machine
- CAL-ID Card Program
- Caltrans Parolee Work Crew Program
- Career Technical Education
- Community-Based Coalition
- Computer Literacy
- Day Reporting Centers
- Female Offender Treatment
and Employment Program
- General Education Development
- Golden State Works Initiative
- High School Diploma
- In-Prison Sex Offender
- In-Prison Substance Abuse Treatment Program - Single Level
- In-Prison Substance Abuse Treatment Program - Multi-Level
- Institutional Television Services
- Library Services
- Long-term Offender Program
- Male Community Reentry Program
- Offender Mentor Certification Program
- Parolee Service Center
- Reentry Hubs
- Residential Multi-Service Center
- Specialized Treatment
for Optimized Programming
- Step-Down Program
- Substance Abuse Treatment
and Recovery Program
- Transitions Program
- Voluntary Education Program
- Voluntary Education Program - College
= In-Prison Services
= Community Reentry Services
- Contact Us
- Rehabilitation Videos
- Medi-Cal Frequently Asked Questions
- Director's Stakeholder Advisory Group
- Additional Rehabilitative Resources