Female Offender Programs and Services (FOPS)

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Female Offender Programs and Services (FOPS) provides safe and secure housing for female offenders with opportunities such as vocational and academic programs, substance abuse treatment, self-help programs, Career Technical Education, pre-release guidance and community betterment projects.

CDCR established the office of FOPS/Special Housing (FOPS/SH) in July 2005, within the Division of Adult Institutions. This office manages and provides oversight to all female programs, in addition to five designated male and female institutions, fire camps and community programs.

FOPS/SH is dedicated to the rehabilitation process for all offenders to include an environment with ethical institutional settings where offenders are treated with dignity and respect.

Female facilities with this mission:

Female Fire Camps:

California Institution for Women (CIW) serves as a hub institution for the selection and physical fitness training of female firefighters selected for placement at the following fire camps: