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 in CDCR. Its top priority is to provide rehabilitative programming and skills to offenders 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.
The Office of Program Operations (OPO) is broken into two separate units: In-Prison Programs (for offenders) and Community Reentry Programs (for parolees).
The units within Office of Program Support are:
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. See Rehabilitative and Educational Services
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 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.
See Rehabilitative Program Videos for DRP program information and general insight of CDCR's offender rehabilitation.