Long-Term Offender Program L-TOP CD image

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:

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

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on LTOP.


LTOP programs are in the following 30 CDCR institutions with the appropriate long-term population:

  • Avenal State Prison
  • California Correctional Institution
  • California Health Care Facility
  • California Institution for Men
  • California Institution for Women
  • California Men's Colony
  • California Medical Facility
  • California State Prison, Corcoran
  • California State Prison, Los Angeles County
  • California State Prison, Sacramento
  • California State Prison, Solano
  • California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
  • Calipatria State Prison
  • Centinela State Prison
  • Central California Women's Facility
  • Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
  • Correctional Training Facility
  • Deuel Vocational Institution
  • Folsom State Prison
  • High Desert State Prison
  • Ironwood State Prison
  • Kern Valley State Prison
  • Mule Creek State Prison
  • Pelican Bay State Prison
  • Pleasant Valley State Prison
  • Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
  • Salinas Valley State Prison
  • San Quentin State Prison
  • Sierra Conservation Center
  • Valley State Prison


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.

DRP logo

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

Specific Rehabilitative Offices:

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.

See Rehabilitative Program Videos for DRP program information and general insight of CDCR's offender rehabilitation.