Office of Offender Services (OS)

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.

 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
See: Map of In-Prison Services

 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


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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.