PRCS Refresher Training

Objectives

  1. Define PRCS.
  2. Understand the criteria used to determine whether an inmate is released to parole or PRCS
  3. Understanding CDCR Terminology
  4. Understanding the Release Program Study (RPS)
  5. Pre-Release Packet:  Time Frames, Documents, and Case Records Tasks
  6. Pre-Release Planning for inmate-patients and Mental Health Crisis
  7. Post-Release Packet:  Time Frames and Documents
  8. Direct Releases from Court
  9. Transitional Case Management Program (TCMP)

Objective #1

PRCS Defined

Title 15, California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 3000 Definition:
PRCS is a form of supervision provided to an offender who has been released from a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institution to the jurisdiction of a county agency, pursuant to the Post Release Community Supervision Act of 2011.

Legal Authority
PC Section 3451 states that all persons released from prison on or after October 1, 2011, after serving a prison term for a felony and, if eligible, upon release from prison shall be subject to supervision provided by a county agency.

Jurisdiction
Once released to PRCS, the offender is discharged from the CDCR and CDCR no longer has jurisdiction of the offender.

OBJECTIVE #2

You will understand the criteria used to determine if an offender will be released to PRCS

Parole Supervision
PC 3451 provides that only the following offenders released from CDCR are supervised on parole:

  1. An offender serving a current term for a serious felony, as described in PC Section 1192.7(c)
  2. An offender serving a current term for a violent felony, as described in PC Section 667.5(c)
  3. An offender serving a current term of life
  4. An offender classified as a High Risk Sex Offender (HRSO)
  5. An offender determined to be an Offender with a Mental Health Disorder (OMHD)

Post-Release Community Supervision
If an offender does not meet the criteria for parole supervision, he / she is released to the county for supervision under the Post Release Community Supervision Act.

Screening Determinations
The CDCR Correctional Counselor (CC) shall review the following factors to determine whether an offender should be released to the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) as a parolee or to PRCS:

  • Current commitment offense(s)
  • Whether the offender is identified as a High Risk Sex Offender (HRSO)
  • Whether the offender is identified as an Offender with a Mental Health Disorder (OMHD)

Current Commitment Offenses

  • An offender’s current term is utilized by the CC to determine eligibility status for release to PRCS
  • The current term is defined as a court sentence the offender is serving and has not yet paroled
  • CCs shall utilize the Minute Order and/or Abstract of Judgment to determine the offender’s current term

Ineligible for PRCS: HRSOs

  • A High Risk Sex Offender (HRSO) is a convicted sex offender who is required to register pursuant to PC Section 290, and has been identified to pose a higher risk to commit a new sex offense in the community, as determined through the use of one of the following standard risk assessment tool for sex offenders:
    • A STATIC-99R score of 4-5 (medium high) or 6 (high) risk for males
    • A score of High or Moderate Risk on the Female Sex Offender Risk Assessment (FSORA)

An HRSO determination does not need to be made based on the current offense.

Ineligible for PRCS: OMHDs

  • OMHDs are offenders who have a treatable, severe mental disorder that was one of the causes of, or was an aggravating factor in the commission of the crime for which they were incarcerated
  • To protect the public from those persons it is necessary to provide mental health treatment until the severe mental disorder which was one of the causes of or was an aggravating factor in the person’s prior criminal behavior is in remission and can be kept in remission

OBJECTIVE #3

Understanding CDCR Terminology

Classification Terminology

  • Classification synopsis – A uniform system applied for placement of each inmate in the least restrictive security setting commensurate with the risk the inmate presents to the safety of inmates, staff, the institution and the public; and the inmate’s special program and/or housing needs

Benefits of CDCR Classification System:

  • Promotes the safety and security of staff, inmates, and the public
  • Distributes the inmate population within institutions in a manner which minimizes the risk of misconduct
  • Reduces liability and danger by placing higher risk inmates in higher security level facilities
  • Maximizes cost effectiveness by placing lower risk inmates in lower security level facilities
  • Minimizes program interruption for those inmates who do not demonstrate behavioral problems

Mental Health Services Terminology
Levels of Care:

  • CCCMS – Correctional Clinical Case Management System
  • EOP – Enhanced Outpatient Program
  • MHCB – Mental Health Crisis Bed
  • ICF – Intermediate Care Facility
  • APP – Acute Psychiatric Program
  • DSH – Department of State Hospitals
  • CCCMS – Offenders who are in the CCCMS level of care receive: an individualized treatment plan, crisis intervention, a primary clinician, medication review and monitoring, group therapy, social skills training, and clinical pre-release planning.
  • EOP – Offenders who are in the EOP level of care reside in separate housing units, receive crisis intervention, individualized treatment plans, a primary clinician, medication review and monitoring, required group therapy, social skills training, continuity of care, clinical pre-release planning, and discharge or transfer to the appropriate level of care upon release.
  • Mental Health Crisis Bed (MHCB) – The primary objective of the MHCB is to evaluate the symptoms associated with a crisis episode and provide initial stabilization of the inmate’s condition.  Placement in an MHCB is intended to be ten (10) days or less.
  • Inpatient Care Programs – Programs provided jointly by the CDCR Psychiatric Inpatient Programs (PIP) and the Department of State Hospital
  • ICF – Provide longer term mental health intermediate and non-acute inpatient treatment.
  • APP – Short-term, intensive treatment program with stays usually within 30-45 days for patients whose symptoms are acute and require 24/7 inpatient care.

Disability Placement Program (DPP) Code Definitions
The CDCR Form 128-C2, Developmental Disability Program Screening Results, is the official source document that is used when making decisions regarding offender placement and housing due to a developmental disability.

DPP Code Definitions (Mobility)

  • DPW – Individual has severe mobility restrictions and requires a full time wheelchair accommodation to ambulate in and out of cell/bed area.
  • DPO – Individual has severe mobility restrictions but only uses a wheelchair intermittently as an accommodation to ambulate outside of cell/bed area.
  • DPM – Individual has severe mobility restrictions and uses an assistive device other than a wheelchair to ambulate, and cannot walk up or down stairs because of the disability.
  • DNM – Individual may or may not require an assistive device accommodation to ambulate because of a disability, but the disability is not severe enough to require special housing or level terrain.

DPP Code Definitions (Hearing)

  • DPH – Individual is deaf or severely hearing      impaired and requires written notes, sign      language, or lip reading accommodations      to achieve effective communication.
  • DNH – Individual has a hearing impairment  and      uses an assistive hearing device to achieve      effective communication.

Placement Impact of DDP Types

  • DD1 – Does not usually require prompts to initiate/complete activities of daily living (ADLs). The offender may need adaptive   supports when under stress or in new situations
  • DD2 – Requires occasional prompts to initiate/complete ADLs, and/or has victimization concerns: requires housing in a    designation DDP building/unit/wing, consistent with case factors.
  • DD3 – Requires frequent prompts to initiate/complete ADLs.  Heightened risk of victimization.

OBJECTIVE #4

Understanding the Release Program Study

The Release Program Study, formerly referred to as CDCR Form 611, is an informational document that specifies the offender’s case factors, proposed residence, employment, institutional adjustment, supervision determination, reporting instructions, and any medical and mental health disabilities.

The RPS will also reflect the County of Commitment and the County of Last Legal Residence (CLLR).

The RPS process involves Correctional Counselors, Case Records staff, PRCS County Probation Staff, Community Transition Program Staff, Chief of Mental Health, Accounting Office and Institutional PRCS County Liaisons all working together to achieve a smooth transition for the offender from prison to probation.

The RPS became fully automated within the Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS) on October 30, 2017.

Counties can expect to see no changes in the information that is provided, or its timeliness; however, since the information will be electronically inputted, this will address concerns regarding the legibility of handwritten documents.

The electronic RPS will expedite the pre-release process and provide associated data to pertinent staff in a real-time environment within the SOMS database.

The electronic RPS shall replace form CDCR 611 (Rev. 8/12), Release Program Study, and form CDCR 611-B (Rev. 8/96), Request for Oral RPS, and shall be utilized by staff for all associated pre-release procedures.

The Release Program Study
The RPS document has been separated into Sections I through XIII.

  • Section I, Case Factors, includes basic information about the offender such as CDCR number, Name, County of Commitment, CLLR, Scheduled Release Date, etc.
  • Section II, Residence Plans, includes the Primary / Alternate Residence where the offender intends to reside upon release and shall be a California address, within the appropriate county.
  • Section II will include check boxes labeled, “Requests out-of-county Parole/Release” or “Requests out-of-state Parole/Release”.  If these boxes are checked, these requests will be processed in collaboration with the county.
  • Section III, Supervision Determination by Correctional Counselor, shall include the CC’s determination of whether the offender will be released on parole or PRCS, as explained in previous slides: ¡If the offender is serving a current term for a PC Section 667.5(c) and/or PC Section 1192.7(c) or 1192.8. ¡If the inmate is designated as an HRSO. ¡This section will include the Static 99 Scores. ¡If the offender is designated as an MDO.
  • Section IV, Supervisor Review and Approval, includes basic information of the CC Supervisor who approved the determination of supervision and signature block. This section will also indicate the California Static Risk Assessment Score (CSRA) which will be further explained in a later slide.
  • Section V, County Agency Reporting Instructions, is a section specific to PRCS. This section is only completed by the county Agency.
  • Section VI, CDCR Parole Reporting Instructions, is specific only to DAPO.
  • Section VII, Inmate Received a Copy of Reporting Instructions, includes the offender’s CDCR number, name, signature block for offender and CC, to include date signed. A copy of the RPS shall be provided to the offender prior to release.
  • Section VIII, Notification and Registration Requirements/Special Interest is a pertinent section for all CDCR and county staff. This section includes any Victim, Agency, or any special legal notification or registrations required by the offender. (Sex, Arson, Victims, Gangs, etc.)
  • Section IX, Detainers, includes any information as to whether the offender has any holds placed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or any other state or federal law enforcement agency, and, if so, the Agency hold number, and whether this hold is an Actual or a Potential hold.
  • Section X, Employment Plans, may include if the offender has future employment plans developed and if so, name of the contact.
  • Section XI, Caseworker Evaluation, will include military experience, work skills, gang affiliation, if applicable, Grade Point Level, and if the offender has any enemies.
  • Section XII, Serious Disciplinary History: This section is relevant to the county to determine if the offender may present a behavior problem. This section will include the most recent Rules Violation Reports (RVRs) on record at the time of release, such as Battery on Staff or Inmate, Distribution of Drugs, Possession of a Weapon, Inciting a Riot, Arson, etc.
  • Section XIII, Medical/Psychiatric, will include information on whether the offender has a disability and how to effectively communicate with and/or accommodate the offender. This section is very important as it will determine what types of services the offender may need upon release to probation.

OBJECTIVE  #5

Pre-Release Packet:  Time Frames, Documents, and Case Records Tasks 

You will be made aware of the Pre-Release referral time frames, informed about the documents contained in the Pre-Release Packet, and how Case Records staff assemble and relay the Pre-Release documents from the Correctional Counselor to the county staff.

Time Frames for Referral to PRCS Discharge
PRCS requires CDCR to notify the counties of an offender’s parole date at least 30 days prior to release; however, CDCR has entered into an agreement with the counties that the Department will send pre-release packets consistent with its current pre-release process (120 days).

Imminent Releases
Counties will receive verbal notification and expedited processing of the RPS when the offender’s release date is 60 days or less.

Proposition 57 and the 60 Day Release Date Restrictions
Under no circumstances shall an offender be awarded credit or have credit restored by the department which advances the date of his or her release to a date less than 60 calendar days from the award or restoration of such credit.

Only when a Court Order is received; i.e., amended/clarifying court documents, will the release date be permitted to change within the 60 day period.

What is in the RPS Pre-Release Packet?
The documents included in the RPS Pre-Release Packet represent a brief history of the inmate from reception to release. After Case Records staff has gathered all of the applicable documents needed to complete the Pre-Release Packet, staff will notify the counties of the offenders who are being discharged to PRCS via the Pre-Release Packet.

The Pre-Release Packets are provided in an attempt to better assist the County Probation staff in managing the offender on Probation.

  • RPS – The Release Program Study is an informational document that specifies the offender’s case factors, proposed residence, employment, institutional adjustment, supervision determination, reporting instructions, and any medical and mental health disabilities.
  • Notice and Conditions of PRCS – This document is enclosed for county staff to complete and return to CDCR.
  • Sentence Data Sheet provides the offender demographics, sentencing overview, good time credit eligibility, sentence structure, sentence components, legal mandates, financial obligations, credits received/lost, dead-time history, revoked return to custody.
  • Rehabilitative Case Plan (RCP) is a “roadmap” of recommended rehabilitative programs for the offender to complete during his/her incarceration

Rehabilitative Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
  • Career Technical Education (CTE)
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Relations
  • Transitions (Workforce Readiness and Financial Literacy)

Rehabilitative Case Plan

What information is contained in the case plan?

  • California Static Risk Assessment (CSRA) score
  • Core COMPAS results
  • Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
    • Reading score & Math score
  • Diploma earned (if applicable)
  • CTE Certificates earned (if applicable)

Student Educations Records

  • Email request to: StudentRecords@cdcr.ca.gov
  • Provide a Transcript request form (if information is being requested by an Educational Provider)
  • Provide when the information requested is needed and where to send the information
  • Provide information such as: DOB, CDCR # and place where Transcript or HSD/GED was obtained, if available
  • Provide a release of information form signed by the student

What is in the RPS Pre-Release Packet?
California Static risk Assessment each offender is scored on three sub-scales of the assessment: any felony recidivism, property or violent recidivism, and violent felony recidivism. Scores on each sub-scale are calculated by multiplying the value of the static risk factor by weights for the factor which were derived from regression analyses. Risk groups were developed based on cut points for each of the scales, resulting in five different groups:

  • High Violent Risk = 5
  • High Property Risk = 4
  • High Drug Risk = 3
  • Moderate Risk = 2
  • Low Risk = 1

What is in the RPS Pre-Release Packet?

  • Inmate Photographs
  • Inmate’s Record Summary contains credits received/lost, external movement, precautions, and active detainers.
  • Probation Officer’s Report (POR)
  • Abstract of Judgement and/or Minute Orders of all active cases.
  • Institution Staff Recommendation Summary (ISRS) which is an oral interview between the Correctional Counselor and the inmate at the time of Reception Center Processing. The ISRS is a great resource to gain the inmate’s Reading Score, Education, work, and drug and family histories, in addition, the ISRS will include the inmate’s immediate family member’s names and addresses.
  • Classification Documents – Initial and most recent Classification documentation.  (These documents will give the agent an overall synopsis of the offender’s case factors upon reception to the time of PRCS discharge. )
  • Enemy Concerns/Safety – If the offender has any Non-confidential enemies, Case Records staff will include in the Pre-Release Packet.
  • CDCR 128MH Mental Health Placement Chrono
  • Disability Placement Program Summary – Provides a summary if offender has any disabilities and what type.
  • Medical Classification Chrono – Synopsis of offender’s current medical condition as it relates to housing, diet, on-going nursing care.
  • Inmate Health Assessments – Brief synopsis of offenders health status as it relates to in-custody housing, food handling and transportation.
  • CDCR Form 1845, Disability Placement Program –This is the official source document used when making decisions regarding placement and housing due to offender disabilities.
  • Medical/Mental Health/ADA information. These documents should reflect if special assistance is needed and what type.
  • Notification in Case of Inmate Death or Serious Injury Documentation
  • Inmate Needs Assessment (if Applicable)
  • Static 99/Female Sex Offender Risk Assessment (FSORA) for PC 290 cases.
  • Confidential Victim Information – CDCR Form 1707 in accordance with PC 3058.8 and PC 3058.61 (Victims and Agencies)

Case Records Staff Pre-Release Responsibilities

  • The Pre-Release process for Case Records staff will begin after the Correctional Counselor has documented the offender’s release plans onto the Release Program Study (RPS).
  • Using the Pre-Release Checklist, Case Records staff will commence to assemble a Pre-Release Packet on each inmate.
  • Case Records staff shall attach all of the applicable documents as listed on the Pre-Release Checklist.
  • Case Records will notify the Chief of Mental Health when the inmate has been designated as  Enhanced Outpatient Program, Correctional Clinical Case Management System or Mental Health Crisis Bed via the RPS (Section XIII).  These inmates are participating in the Mental Health Services Deliver System.
  • CTP staff are responsible for ensuring the STATIC 99 or Female Sex Offender Risk Assessment (FSORA) is current for all PC Section 290 inmates.
  • The original Pre-Release Packet will be electronically sent to the appropriate county identified on the RPS as the county of last legal residence.  Case Records staff will call the county to confirm receipt.
  • County staff shall complete the RPS (section V) by providing  reporting instructions as to when, where and to whom the offender should report on the RPS.  County staff will also need to provide a phone number, sign  and date the RPS.
  • County staff will need to complete the Notice and Conditions/Special Conditions of PRCS.
  • County staff shall electronically return the completed RPS and the Notice and Conditions of PRCS to the institution no later than 60 days prior to the inmate’s scheduled release date.
  • Currently, the Secure File Transfer (SAFE) process is used to transmit the RPS and Pre-Release Packet in lieu of the U.S. Mail services.
  • Upon receipt of the completed RPS from the county, Case Records staff will forward the Notice and Conditions of PRCS and RPS to the assigned CC or CC Supervisor for issuance to the inmate prior to his/her release.
  • Once the Notice and Conditions of PRCS and RPS are signed by the inmate Case Records staff will scan a copy of the signed documents  into the inmate’s electronic file and provide county staff with a copy of the signed documents.
  • Anytime there is a change in the inmate’s release status after the Pre-Release Packet has been forwarded to the county, Case Records staff shall provide notification of a change in release status to the Institutional PRCS County Liaison.
  • The Institutional PRCS County Liaison must ensure a Notification to County of Change in Status form is completed and faxed to the county.

Objective #6

Pre-Release Planning for inmate-patients and Mental Health Crisis

You will learn about the Pre-Release Planning for the following types of offenders:

  • Patients in Psychiatric Crisis
  • Inmates in Mental Health Crisis
  • Patients Released from DSH

Pre-Release Planning for Patients in Psychiatric Crisis
If at any time between notification of release and the date of the planned release to PRCS, the primary clinician believes a patient may require immediate follow-up care upon release, the primary clinician will work with the institution mental health coordinator/ PRCS liaison to communicate this information to the county Department of Mental Health.

The Statewide Mental Health Program can be contacted by counties and institution staff to coordinate pre-release concerns with the involvement of the PRCS Statewide Mental Health Pre-Release Coordinator and other staff, as necessary at the following mailbox: CDCRMHProgramPrerelease@cdcr.ca.gov

Patients under MHCB Care at the time of release
For MHSDS patients who are receiving a Mental Health Crisis Bed level of care at the time of release, staff will arrange transportation to a location that the county Department of Mental Health identifies for a Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) 5150 evaluation. ¨ ¨RELEASES FROM DSH

Patients under DSH Care at Time of Release
For MHSDS patients who are located in a DSH facility prior to release, a notification is provided to the Coordinated Clinical Assessment Team (CCAT) coordinator at HQ within 60 days of release. The CCAT coordinator schedules a CCAT meeting within 30 days of the patient’s release.

Those invited to the CCAT meeting include the patient’s treatment team, institution C&PR staff, Transitional Case Management Program (TCMP)  staff, and County Mental Health and/or parole staff.  The purpose of the CCAT meeting is to identify and agree upon the patient’s release plans to ensure continuity of care upon the patient’s release to the community.

Objective #7

Post-Release Packet:  Time Frames and Documents

You will be made aware of the Post Release Packet time frame and what documents are contained in the Post Release Packet.

Post-Release Packet

  • The Post-Release Packet consists of a Post-Release Checklist, Release Statement, Wardens Checkout Order, Legal Status Summary and copies of various documents signed by the offender.
  • Case Records will send a Post Release Packet to the county of supervision within two working days following the inmates release.
  • Each packet shall include a PRCS Post Release Packet Check List.
  • Case Records shall indicate the appropriate release funds on the Release Statement of the CDCR Form 102 in section 2B.
  • Release funds for inmates serving less than six month in a CDCR facility or contract facility shall be given $1.10 for each day, up to a maximum of $200.00
  • Release funds for inmates serving six months or more in a CDCR facility or contract facility shall receive $200.00, minus the cost of release clothing and public transportation to the release program upon completion of a term of imprisonment.
  • The Trust Office will complete the remaining sections of the Release Statement.  Therefore, any inquiries regarding trust account balances or specific payments made toward restitution obligations after the offender’s release shall be directed to CDCRRestitution@cdcr.ca.gov or call 916-324-7831.
  • The Inmate Trust Office shall print a copy of the inmate’s Trust, Restitution, Accounting, and Canteen System (TRACS) Statement of Restitution Obligation (SRO) report which shall be included in the PRCS Post Release Packet.
  • Correctional Counselors will obtain the inmate’s signature on the Notice and Conditions/Special Condition of PRCS and Case Records staff will include this document in the Post Release Packet.
  • Correctional Counselors will obtain the offender’s signature on all applicable Notice of Registration Requirements and Case Records staff will include copies of these document(s) in the Post Release Packet.
  • After the inmate’s release, a copy of the Warden’s Checkout Order shall be forwarded to the assigned county of release which includes the following data:
    • Date and time of release
    • Type of Release:  Jurisdictional Discharge – PRCS
    • CDCR Number
    • Commitment Name
    • Legal Mandates which are Required Notifications to Law Enforcement
  • Includes Legal Status Summary which contains the offender’s sentence overview/structure, commitment information, case enhancements, legal mandates, CDCR credit received/lost, financial obligation, and Active Detainers/Notifications.
  • Includes a copy of the inmate’s fingerprint card(s) for the current term. ¨

Objective #8

Direct Releases from Court

POLICY
Pursuant to Penal Code (PC) 1170(a)(3), in any case where the amount of pre-imprisonment credit is equal to or exceeds the sentence imposed, the entire sentence is deemed served, and the defendant is not delivered to the custody of CDCR.

The court will note in the Abstract of Judgment that pre-confinement credits equal or exceed time imposed and the individual will be ordered to report to the local parole or probation office.

The AOJ is sent to CDCR Parole Case Records (PCR) who shall review the sentencing documents to determine the amount of credits, to calculate the Controlling Discharge Date, and to determine if the parole term must be reduced accordingly.

DAPO staff shall screen the offender for proper jurisdiction and supervise the offender in the same manner as an inmate released from a CDCR facility.

DAPO shall continue supervising the offender until the proper jurisdiction is determined, based on certified documents from the sentencing court.

DAPO shall ensure the RPS and certified sentencing court documents are delivered to the proper supervising county via SAFE.

Additional Information

Senate Bill 76
Statute changes to PC sections 3000.08 and 3451 resulting from the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 76 on June 27, 2013, require any person released from the CDCR to DAPO are to remain on parole after having served 60 days on parole, regardless of a subsequent determination that the person should have been released to Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS).

Likewise, the bill requires a person released to PRCS to remain on PRCS after having served 60 days on PRCS, regardless of a subsequent determination that the person should have been released to parole.

The current supervising authority (DAPO or PRCS) must notify the proposed supervising authority (DAPO or PRCS) of any change in determination within 60 days of release from CDCR.

Either agency has up to 60 days to contest the proper supervision and must work together to determine the proper supervision for the offender.

The offender must be notified of any change in supervising authority.

If you  have  any  questions regarding Direct Releases from Court or the Senate Bill 76 provisions, please  contact  the  DAPO  Policy  and  Procedure  Unit,  via electronic mail, at ParolePolicyandProcedureUnit@cdcr.ca.gov  .

Objective #9

You will learn about Transitional Case Management Program

Transitional Case Management Program (TCMP)
With the expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on January 1, 2014, individuals who were previously ineligible for Medi-Cal benefits became eligible to receive healthcare coverage for themselves and their families at a reduced cost to the State of California.

Provides pre-release benefit application assistance to all eligible inmates releasing to Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS).

  • Benefit Application Assistance Includes:
  • Medi-Cal
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Veterans Administration (VA)

Benefit application assistance is provided to inmates releasing approximately 120-days prior to release.  Due to contractual agreements and memorandums of understanding with state and federal agencies, application for benefits can only begin 120 days prior to release. However, benefit assistance may be obtained up to 30-days prior to release.

  • Inmates receive an exit interview approximately 10-days prior to release and are provided:
  • Copies of the benefit applications submitted on their behalf
  • Current benefit application status
  • External benefit reporting addresses and instructions when necessary

Receipt of benefit assistance program services are voluntary

Resources

Case Records Services maintains the PRCS Entity County Designated Contact Sheet as a directory for institutional staff to contact county staff regarding Pre-Release Packets and other concerns.

The County Contact Sheet has the Primary and Secondary designated PRCS point of contact phone numbers and email addresses.

It is incumbent upon county staff to inform Case Records Services (H. Bernadette Jones, Case Records Administrator) Hazell.Jones [at] cdcr.ca.gov of changes in the Primary and Secondary PRCS staff.

The Institutional PRCS County Liaison shall serve as the liaison within the institution for the counties,  headquarters, and the institution staff on all PRCS-related information.

Contact our CDCR Headquarters Liaison, Lourdes White via email at Lourdes.White [at] cdcr.ca.gov for contact information on our Institutional PRCS County Liaison’s.