Live-in programs for offenders serving the last part of their sentence in community programs in lieu of confinement in state prison provide links to community rehabilitative services and programs focused on skills such as Substance Use Disorder Treatment (SUDT), education, housing, family reunification, vocational training and employment services.
Alternate Custody Program (ACP)
The Alternative Custody Program (ACP) is a voluntary program developed for eligible offenders that allows them to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison. Eligible participants may be housed in a private residence, a transitional care facility, a residential drug, or other treatment program.
ACP participants remain under the jurisdiction of the CDCR and are supervised by parole agents while in the community. One day of participation in ACP shall be in lieu of one day of incarceration in a state prison. Participants receive credits for time served they would have received while incarcerated in state prison.
Inmate Requests for ACP
An inmate requests ACP placement by submitting an ACP Application and Voluntary Agreement (CDCR Form 2234) to the assigned Correctional Counselor II (CCII) at the institution; or mailing the form to:
Women and Children Services Unit (WCSU)
Female Offenders Program and Services (FOPS)
10961 Sun Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Note: The residence the inmate notates on their CDCR Form 2234, ACP Application and Voluntary Agreement, must be able to allow the prospective ACP participant to reside there until their Earliest Possible Release Date (EPRD), barring any unforeseen circumstances.
If an inmate is requesting placement in an ACP Program, an acceptance letter from the program must be submitted with the CDCR Form 2234. The ACP Program acceptance letter must include the inmate’s name, signature, CDCR number, EPRD, return mailing address, ACP Program name, ACP Program address, ACP Program contact number, and the ACP Program contact person’s printed and signed name and the date. The ACP Program acceptance letter must state acceptance to the ACP Program and guaranteed bed availability through the inmate’s EPRD.
The Community Prisoner Mother Program (CPMP) is a community substance abuse treatment program where non-serious, non-violent female offenders may serve a sentence up to six years. The CPMP has been in existence since 1985 and is mandated by Penal Code (PC) Section 3410. Women are placed in the program from any of the female institutions. Pursuant to PC Section 3410, program eligibility requires that the female offender have up to two children less than six years of age, have no active felony holds, nor any prior escapes. The female offender must sign a voluntary placement agreement to enter the program, followed by three years of parole. The CPMP facilities are not the property of CDCR, and a private contractor provides program services at our Pomona facility. The treatment program addresses substance issues, emotional functioning, self-esteem, parenting skills, and employment skills.
Basic Program Components of the CPMP
- Pregnant and/or parenting mothers and their children under six years of age are provided programs and support services to assist in developing the skills necessary to become a functioning, self-sufficient family that positively contributes to society.
- Individual Treatment Plans are developed for both the mother and child to foster development and personal growth. Program services focus on trauma-informed substance abuse prevention, parenting and educational skills.
- The program provides a safe, stable, and stimulating environment for both the mother and the child, utilizing the least restrictive alternative to incarceration consistent with the needs for public safety.
- Program goals facilitate the mother/child bond, reunite the family, enhance community reintegration, foster successful independent living, and enhance self-reliance and self-esteem. The resultant mission is to break the inter-generational chain of crime and social services dependency.
The primary focus of the CPMP is to reunite mothers with their children and re-integrate them back into society as productive citizens by (a) providing a safe, stable, wholesome and stimulating environment, (b) establishing stability in the parent-child relationship, and providing the opportunity for in-mate mothers to bond with their children and strengthen the family unit.
Specific goals are:
- To PROMOTE community reintegration, independent living and self-reliance;
- To REDUCE the use of alcohol and drugs, involvement in criminal behavior, the rate of recidivism, factors which result in trauma to children of incarcerated parents and ultimately long-term costs to the state;
- To INCREASE parenting skills, emotional stability, and educational and vocational opportunities;
- To ADDRESS substance abuse issues, behavioral and psychological factors which impact emotional stability, self-esteem, self-reliance, parent-child relationship and appropriate child development;
- To PROVIDE pre-release planning, employment skills, educational, vocational and parenting skills
Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program
The Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) allows eligible offenders with serious and violent crimes committed to State prison to serve their sentence in the community at a CCTRP as designated by the Department, in lieu of confinement in State prison and at the discretion of the Secretary. The CCTRP will provide a range of rehabilitative services that assist with alcohol and drug recovery, employment, education, housing, family reunification, and social support.
Under CCTRP, one day of participation counts as one day of incarceration in State prison, and participants in the program are also eligible to receive any sentence reductions that they would have received had they served their sentence in State prison. Participants may be returned to an institution to serve the remainder of their term at any time with or without cause.
Female participants who volunteer for CCTRP will be placed into the program with a minimum of 45 days and a maximum of 30 months to participate prior to their release date. All of the participants receiving services through the CCTRP will be required to reside at the CCTRP program. CDCR will have the final decision regarding program placements and retains the right to remove participants from the program at any time.
CDCR currently has CCTRPs at the following locations:
- San Diego – 112 bed facility
- Santa Fe Springs – 112 bed facility
- Bakersfield – 75 bed facility
- Stockton – 50 bed facility
- Sacramento – 50 bed facility
- Los Angeles – 60 bed facility
Inquiries regarding the CCTRP should be addressed to the Female Offender Programs and Services/Special Housing Mission, Women and Children Services Unit, at (916) 464-4001.
Male Community Reentry Program
The Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) is a voluntary program for eligible males who have 365 days of their prison sentence left to serve. This allows eligible people committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the community, in lieu of confinement in state prison. MCRP is facilitated by the Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP).
Launched in 2015, MCRP is designed to provide a range of community-based, rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorder, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification, and social support. MCRP assists participants to successfully reenter the community from prison and contributes to reduced recidivism by using community-based rehabilitative services. Rehabilitative services may include guidance and support, family reunification, community resources, education, employment, health care services, recovery groups, and housing.
MCRP is located in the following counties:
- Butte (Multi-County: Tehama, Nevada, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Placer and Yuba)
- Kern County
- Los Angeles County (3 locations)
- San Diego County
Individuals are eligible to participate up to 365 days, but no less than 30 days, before their EPRD.
Eligibility / Enrollment
All levels of eligible incarcerated people may volunteer for MCRP placement. Those determined potentially eligible for placement will be reviewed by the Institution Classification Committee (ICC) and, if approved for placement, referred to the Classification Staff Representative for endorsement. All participants are subjected to mandatory electronic monitoring and must agree as a condition of placement.
The ineligibility criteria are as follows:
- The County of Last Legal Residence (CLLR) is not serviced by an MCRP. (An individual must be approved for a transfer of supervision to a county serviced by an MCRP, prior to ICC’s review, to become eligible for review)
- Has a PC Section 290 registration requirement, an R suffix, or current or prior conviction for a sexually violent offense as defined in subdivision (B) of the Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) Section 6600
- Has a California Static Risk Assessment (CSRA) score of five (high violence)
- Mandatory Minimum Placement Code for escape or when a walkaway has occurred within the last five years of ICC’s review
- Has an active or potential felony hold, warrant, or detainer
- Has an active or potential Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold, warrant, or detainer
- Has in-custody misconduct (Division A-C offenses) within the last 12 calendar months, except physical possession of alcohol and possession of drugs (trafficking offenses remain exclusionary)
- Has been released from Security Housing Unit/Psychiatric Security Unit (SHU/PSU) within the last 12 calendar months
- Validated Security Threat Group I (STG I) pursuant to California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 15 Subsection 3378(c)
Residential programs for parolees are offered throughout the state. All provide residency and support services to parolees including SUDT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, life skills, employment, education and transitional housing.
Female Offender Training and Employment Program (FOTEP)
The Female Offender Treatment and Employment Program (FOTEP) is designed to reduce recidivism through intensive substance use disorder, family reunification, vocational training, and employment services. The program provides a smooth transition for female offenders from custody to the community focusing on intensive, gender-responsive counseling services.
In addition, there is a comprehensive case management component to assess the needs of the participants and to provide the services and programs that would most likely result in their recovery and future gainful employment. Unique to FOTEP is the ability for the women to have their children reside with them as they progress through their treatment and recovery for up to 15 months.
Community-based facilities located in the following counties:
- Los Angeles
- San Bernardino
Maximum of 15 months
Eligibility / Enrollment
FOTEP services are available to female parolees (with or without minor children) under the jurisdiction of DAPO. Parolees should have an identified Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) need.
Participants do not need to have completed an In-Prison Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Enrollment requires a referral by your parole agent via CDCR Form 1502, Activity Report and all enrollments in the FOTEP requires a referral through the STOP placement office.
Parolee Services Center (PSC)
The PSC is a voluntary, residential program that provides housing, meals, support services and resources, programming, and supervision in a safe, clean, drug-free environment. The goal of the PSC is to assist parolees with life skills training and job preparation in order to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency, employability and successful reintegration back into the community. The program offers services that focus on parolee needs such as employment, job search and placement training, stress management, victim awareness, computer supported literacy, and life skills. Substance abuse education and a 52-week certified domestic violence program is provided to applicable parolees.
PSC programs are located in the following counties:
- San Francisco
- San Diego
Program length is up to 180 days with the possibility of an additional 185 days, based on assessed need.
Eligibility / Enrollment
All parolees subject to the jurisdiction of DAPO are eligible for placement in the PSC. The parolee population served under the PSC includes, but not limited to:
- Parolees on active parole who have been referred by DAPO who need employment services;
- PC Section 290 registrants who are Jessica’s Law compliant or if the county where they are located has a Jessica’s Law Stay order;
- Long-Term Offenders (LTOs) who had been sentenced to life terms;
- Serious and violent offenders (e.g. PC Sections 1192.7 and 667.5).
CDCR will consider placement under the following circumstances on a case-by-case basis:
- Parolees designated high notoriety;
- Parolees required to register pursuant to PC Section 457.1 (Arson);
- Parolees in custody pending local misdemeanor charges that could result in county jail time;
- Parolees who are identified as members or affiliates of CDCR STG I;
- Parolees classified as Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP).