The Female Offender Treatment and Employment Program (FOTEP) is designed to reduce recidivism through intensive substance use disorder, family reunification, vocational training, and employment services. The program provides a smooth transition for female offenders from custody to the community, focusing on intensive, gender-responsive counseling services. In addition, there is a comprehensive case management component to assess the needs of the participants and to provide the services and programs that would most likely result in their recovery and future gainful employment. Unique to FOTEP is allowing children to reside with the women as they progress through their treatment and recovery for up to 15 months.
Maximum of 15 months
FOTEP services are available to female parolees with or without minor children under the jurisdiction of the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO). Parolee should have an identified COMPAS need. Parolee does not need to have completed an In-Prison Substance Abuse Treatment Program.
Referral by parolee’s Agent of Record (AOR) via a CDCR form 1502, Activity Report
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
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.In-Prison Services
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