Parolee Service Center (PSC)

Each Parolee Service Center (PSC) is a voluntary live-in program that provides residency and support services to parolees to enable successful reintegration into their communities. The program focuses on parolee employment, job search and placement training, substance use disorder education, stress management, victim awareness, computer supported literacy, and life skills. A 52-week certified domestic violence program is provided to applicable parolees. The expectation is that parolees will remain in the program, at no cost to the parolee, and save 75 percent of their net earnings once they become employed.

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  • Bakersfield
  • Fresno
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland (2 locations)
  • San Diego (2 locations)
  • San Francisco
  • Van Nuys


Up to 180 days with the possibility of an additional 185 days, based on assessed need.


All parolees subject to the jurisdiction of Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) are eligible for placement in the PSC. The participant population served under the PSC includes, but not limited to:

  • Parolees on active parole who have been referred by DAPO who need employment services.
  • Penal Code (PC) 290 registrants who are Jessica’s Law compliant or if the county where they are located has a Jessica’s Law Stay order.
  • Long Term Offenders who had been sentenced to life terms.
  • Serious and violent offenders (e.g. PC 1192.7 and 667.5).

CDCR will consider placement under the following circumstances on a case-by-case basis:

  • Parolees designated high notoriety.
  • Parolees required to register pursuant to Penal Code PC 457.1 (Arson).
  • Parolees in custody pending local misdemeanor charges which could result in county jail time.
  • Parolees who are identified as members or affiliates of CDCR Security Threat Group I.
  • Parolees classified as Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP).


Referral by parolee’s Agent of Record (AOR) via a CDCR form 1502, Activity Report.

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