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CDCR/CCHCS employees’ ideas sought in contest for mission, vision statement posters

Classroom with prison inmates sitting in desks and teacher helping them.
Classrooms, such as this one at CSP-Corcoran, are one of many places inmates are able to improve their chances of success when reintegrating back into the community.

CDCR and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) published new mission and vision statements last month that better align with our Agency’s direction. The statements reflect our responsibility to prepare individuals to return to society with the tools they need to be healthy and productive members of their neighborhoods and families. The Secretary and Receiver will hold a town hall on live video in March to discuss the Agency’s direction and to answer your questions. More information on this event will be coming soon.

You can help get the message out about our new mission and vision by designing a poster that will be distributed statewide. We ran a similar contest last year to design a poster for the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) program and received many excellent submissions, one of which was chosen and will be distributed soon. Please submit your mission and vision poster concept for consideration by Friday, March 13, to CDCR2020@cdcr.ca.gov. One poster will be chosen live and announced by the Secretary and Receiver during the upcoming webcast. The winning poster will be distributed and displayed statewide at all institutions and offices.

Poster must mention the following attributes of the program:

Final language for the poster will be coordinated with winning designer. Please submit poster concepts to CDCR2020@cdcr.ca.gov in a PDF or JPG file format. Poster will be printed in half poster (18” x 24”) and full poster (24” x 36”) sizes. Please design accordingly and do not use copyrighted images without permission.


We enhance public safety and promote successful community reintegration through education, treatment and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs. 


To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

Read more about the new vision and mission statements.