The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) is a branch of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) operating from headquarters located in Sacramento, California. DRP is at the heart of rehabilitation activity in CDCR. Its top priority is to provide rehabilitative programming and skills to inmates in an effort to reduce their likelihood of reoffending by the time they return to their homes and communities. Under DRP, there are three offices, working together, that provide services and operations to support rehabilitation.
The Office of Correctional Education (OCE) provides academic, vocational, and literacy programs within adult institutions.
Offender Services (OS) is broken into two separate units: In-Prison Programs (for inmates) and Community and Reentry Programs (for parolees).
The units within Office of Program Support are:
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
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.