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The Transitions Program offers offenders employment preparation skills, ensuring successful reentry into society upon their release from prison. Transitions teaches job-readiness, job search skills and prerequisite skills needed for today’s competitive job market.

Through a series of modules, each participant learns about community resources and programs that can assist them in their transition back into the community. The Transitions Program will link them to One-Stop Career Centers and social service agencies in their counties of residence to ensure access to employment and resources upon release. Each participant is provided with the basic tools needed to present themselves in a positive light to prospective employers, retain a job once hired, and manage their personal finances.

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on Transitions.


  • Avenal State Prison (ASP)
  • California City (CAC)
  • Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF)
  • California Institution for Men (CIM)
  • Central Valley Modified Community Correctional Facility (CVMCCF)
  • California Institution for Women (CIW)
  • California Men’s Colony (CMC)
  • Correctional Training Facility (CTF)
  • Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP)
  • Desert View Modified Community Correctional Facility (DVMCCF)
  • Female Reentry Correctional Facility (FRCF)
  • Folsom Women’s Facility (FWF)
  • Golden State Modified Community Correctional Facility (GSMCCF)
  • High Desert State Prison (HDSP)
  • Ironwood State Prison (ISP)
  • California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF)
  • Valley State Prison (VSP)


The program length is 4-5 weeks.


Participation in this program is available for inmates with a moderate-to-high risk to recidivate via the California Static Risk Assessment (CSRA) , who have a medium-to-high employment need via the Correctional Offender Management and Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) assessment, and are within 5 weeks to 6 months of release.


To enroll, offenders are assigned via Classification Committee, 5 weeks to 6 months prior to release.

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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

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