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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) offers rewarding peace officer career opportunities. Becoming a peace officer with CDCR means you are joining a family of dedicated, hardworking men and women responsible for ensuring public safety throughout California. Once you join CDCR, there are many career options you can take as a peace officer including Parole, Internal Affairs, Correctional Safety as well as specialized team assignments including Investigative Services Unit, Crisis Response Team, Gang Task Force, and Fugitive Apprehension Team.

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Youth Correctional Officer and Youth Correctional Counselor Applications

Open Now – Jan 31, 2020

CDCR will begin accepting Youth Correctional Officer and Youth Correctional Counselor applications on Friday, January 10, 2020 through Friday, January 31, 2020! The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is seeking applicants to join a dedicated community of professionals who provide security and rehabilitation to youth in its care. For more information, please refer to the examination bulletin.

DJJ is transferring to the California Health and Human Services Agency beginning July 1, 2020, and will be known as the Department of Youth and Community Restoration (YCR). Candidates currently attending the academy, or who attend the February 2020 academy will transfer to YCR under its new agency. 

For more information on Juvenile Justice Careers.


Women of CDCR Career Seminar

Due to the overwhelming response, registration for this event is now full.

Have you considered a career in law enforcement? Join us at this exclusive event on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 for the opportunity to listen to a diverse panel of women with real experiences and answers about your future career with CDCR.
For more information please visit our Eventbrite.
If you would like to be informed for a future event, please email us at recruit@cdcr.ca.gov.