Specialized Treatment
for Optimized Programming
(STOP)

STOP contractors provide comprehensive, evidence-based programming and services to parolees during their transition into the community. Priority is given to parolees who are within their first year of release and who have demonstrated a moderate to high risk to reoffend, as identified by the California Static Risk Assessment (CSRA), and have a medium to high need, as identified by the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) reentry assessment tool. STOP services include (but are not limited to):

  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Detoxification Services
  • Preventive and Primary Health Care Services
  • General Health Education Services
  • Motivational Incentives
  • Anger Management
  • Criminal Thinking
  • Life Skills Programs
  • Community and Family Reunification Services
  • Employment and Educational Services and Referrals
  • Individual, Family and Group Counseling
  • Sober Living Housing
  • Faith-Based Services

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on STOP.

 LOCATIONS

STOP community-based services are available in most counties throughout the state of California. Parolees in counties lacking STOP service locations may be considered for placement in another county.
STOP is administered from six regional placement offices:

  • Fresno
  • Los Angeles
  • Marin
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego


 PROGRAM LENGTH

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



 ELIGIBILITY

All parolees subject to the jurisdiction of Division of Adult Parole Operations are eligible to participate. Priority is given to parolees who are within their first year of release and who have demonstrated a moderate-to-high risk to reoffend, as identified by the California Static Risk Assessment (CSRA), and have a medium to high need, as identified by the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) reentry assessment tool.



 ENROLLMENT

Referral by parolee’s Agent of Record (AOR) via a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation form 1502, Activity Report. Parolees may self-refer to a STOP facility but the AOR will be contacted to verify referral.


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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.