The California Model
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California’s prison system is on the verge of transformation that comes once in a generation.
Working with multidisciplinary experts, and building on international best practices and principles, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is building what will become the “California Model” – building safer communities through rehabilitation, education, restorative justice and reentry.
Various practices that will become part of the California Model are being incrementally tested in a handful of prisons, including Valley State, Central California Women’s Facility, Salinas Valley, and California Medical Facility.
(Read a message about the California Model from Secretary Macomber.)
When we work together to change the environment of our prisons to be healthier for all, we will make a significant positive impact on the lives of our staff and incarcerated individuals.CDCR Secretary Jeff Macomber