Rehabilitative Programming Videos

DRP offers videos providing information about CDCR’s evidence-based rehabilitative programs. The production and development of videos are intended to inform and educate the offender population and public of available resources. To view, select the "Public Access" link for each video. Although videos are the same, if you are CDCR staff on internal severs, you may need to utilize the alternative viewing link for access.

INSTRUCTIONS: Videos on this page are in Microsoft WMV format which plays on most Microsoft Windows-based computers. If you have trouble playing these videos install the free Flip4Mac Quicktime add-on OR free standalone VLC Player for any type of computer. Additional videos can be found on the CDCR YouTube Channel.


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Please note there are two different video access options:

  • Staff Access links to CDCR Intranet
  • Public Access links to YouTube

 Long-Term Offender Program

The LTOP is a voluntary program that provides evidenced-based treatment programming to offenders who are serving long-term sentences.

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 Male Community Reentry Program

The Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) is designed to assist participants to successfully reenter the community from prison, using community-based, rehabilitative services.

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 Offender Mentor Certification Program

The Offender Mentor Certification Program trains and certifies long-term offenders to assist as mentors in CDCR’s substance use disorder treatment programs.

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 CDCR Offender Journey

This easy-to-understand short animation will step you through the offender rehabilitation process.

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 Transitions Program

The Transitions Program provides employment readiness and financial literacy skills to offenders prior to release from prison.

 Reducing Recidivism

Noted correctional program expert Ed Latessa from the University of Cincinnati provides insight on what works and what does not work in reducing recidivism.

 Needs Assessment

CDCR’s COMPAS risk-needs assessment determines offenders’ criminogenic needs, and helps place them into the right program at the right time.

 Reentry Programs

Learn more about the programs and services available to help offenders reintegrate successfully into society upon release.


More videos

 SCC auto-body repair course primes offenders for successful lives

 Puppies trained by female offenders to help autistic children

 HVAC program at Deuel Vocational Institution heats up

 FSP welding instructor sparks success as many ex-offenders land jobs

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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.