Day Reporting Centers (DRC)

DRC offer a “one-stop shop” comprehensive service delivery program designed to address the assessed needs of parolee participants. DRCs are a non-residential program with some transitional housing available. Services provided include:

  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Substance Use Disorder Education
  • Anger Management
  • Batterer’s Violence Program
  • Cognitive and Life Skills Training
  • Parenting and Family Reintegration
  • Criminal Thinking
  • Education/GED Preparation
  • Budgeting and Money Management
  • Job Readiness and Job Search / Referral Services.

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on DRC.


DRCs are administered throughout California by CDCR in partnership with public entities and private providers. Programs are currently available in the following counties:

  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Barbara
  • Fresno
  • Kern
  • San Joaquin
  • Monterey
  • Santa Clara
  • Los Angeles
  • Imperial
  • Orange
  • San Bernardino
  • Riverside
  • San Diego

Some public entity agreements allow for county probationers and CDCR parolees to program at the same site.


Up to 180 days. May extend up to one year on a case-by-case basis.


All parolees subject to the jurisdiction of Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) are eligible to participate. Though not required, parolee should have an identified COMPAS need.


Referral by parolee's Agent of Record (AOR) via a CDCR form 1502, Activity Report.

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Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram

See Rehabilitative Process

See Technology Solutions for more information.

Technology has opened the door to more educational opportunities while simultaneously reducing government spending. Below is a list of technology initiatives at CDCR.