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The 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:

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Criminal Thinking
  • Anger Management
  • Family Relationships
  • Denial Management
  • Victim Impact

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on LTOP.


Institutions with a long-term offender population. Institutions without LTOP programs are:

  • California City (CAC)
  • California Correctional Center (CCC)
  • California Rehabilitation Center (CRC)
  • Folsom Women’s Facility (FWF)
  • North Kern State Prison (NKSP)
  • Wasco State Prison (WSP)


The length of the program varies, based on each individual's assessed needs.


To be considered for the LTOP, each offender must have an assessed criminogenic need and be within one to five years from the BPH suitability hearing.


Based on eligibility requirements offenders will be placed in the LTOP by a Classification Committee on a voluntary basis.

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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

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