The Long-Term Offender Program (LTOP) is a voluntary program that provides evidenced-based programming to offenders who are subject to the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) parole suitability process. The goal of the LTOP is to provide Cognitive Behavioral Treatment programming to address criminogenic needs and risk, thereby reducing the likelihood of reoffending. Services are provided in both individual and group settings to address the following major criminogenic areas:
LTOP programs are in the following 30 CDCR institutions with the appropriate long-term population:
The length of the LTOP programs varies, based on each individual’s assessed needs, and treatment/service plans.
To be considered or eligible for the LTOP, offender must have an assessed criminogenic need and be within one to five years from the BPH suitability hearing. Based on eligibility requirements, offenders are enrolled in the LTOP by a Classification Committee on a voluntary basis.
An offender who is serving, or has served, their time on good behavior has access to many rehabilitative services and programs if they are determined to be in need. See Rehabilitative and Educational Services
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 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.
See Rehabilitative Program Videos for DRP program information and general insight of CDCR's offender rehabilitation.