Division of Adult Parole Operations
Mental Health Services Continuum Program

Transitional Case Management Program (TCMP)

The Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) Transitional Case Management Program (TCMP) provides pre-release benefit assistance to all eligible inmates releasing to Parole or Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) approximately 90-120 days prior to release from prison. TCMP benefit workers provide Medi-Cal, Social Security Administration and Veterans Administration benefit application assistance.

Location(s): TCMP is located at CDCR institutions statewide, State Hospitals and Modified Community Correctional Facilities (MCCFs).

Length of Program: Benefit assistance is on-going and is initiated 90-120 days prior to release.

Enrollment: Under the Affordable Care Act Effective January 1, 2014, enrollment is afforded to all inmates that are releasing from a CDCR Institution.

Eligibility Requirements: A CDCR Inmate must be eligible for release and a US Citizen.

Parole Outpatient Clinics

Parolee Outpatient Clinics (POC) provide mental health assessments and treatment upon release from prison and throughout parole. All inmates who participated in the prison's Mental Health Services Delivery System (MHSDS) at time of release to parole are referred and required to report to POC for an initial evaluation and treatment. Treatment consists of medication management, group therapy, individual therapy, and case management for parolees at high risk of criminal behavior due to their mental illness. All registered sex offenders are also required to attend POC upon release from prison to receive a mental health evaluation and ongoing treatment as necessary and clinically determined. In addition, Parole Agents can refer any parolee to POC for a mental health evaluation due to exhibiting signs and symptoms of mental illness.

Integrated Services for Mentally Ill Parolees

DAPO's Integrated Services for Mentally Ill Parolee-clients (ISMIP) Program is a comprehensive model which provides varied levels of care, supportive/transitional housing, and an array of mental health rehabilitative services to assist with the development of independent living in the least restrictive environment possible. Parole Agents and POC staff refer parolees to contracted ISMIP providers for day treatment and crisis care services to an average of 376 mentally ill parolees in need of intensive services for fiscal year 2010/2011. ISMIP services include assistance and linkage to: Crisis Care - 24 / 7 / 365 (including in-patient services), Mental Health Treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment, Case Management, Life Skills, Vocational training, Education, Housing, Benefit Entitlements, Transitional Plans for County Services, Medication Management, and Transportation.

Mental health treatment is provided by contracted providers when the parolee has Medi-Cal or other resources established. Medication management is provided by POC to non-benefited parolees enrolled in ISMIP, as well as individual or group therapy when unavailable from other funding sources outside of CDCR.