Female Offender Treatment and Employment Program (FOTEP)

Program Information

The Female Offender Treatment and Employment Program (FOTEP) is designed to reduce recidivism through intensive substance use disorder, family reunification, vocational training, and employment services.  The program provides a smooth transition for female offenders from custody to the community focusing on intensive, gender-responsive counseling services.

In addition, there is a comprehensive case management component to assess the needs of the participants and to provide the services and programs that would most likely result in their recovery and future gainful employment. Unique to FOTEP is the ability for the women to have their children reside with them as they progress through their treatment and recovery for up to 15 months.


Community-based facilities located in the following counties:

  • Merced
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange
  • San Bernardino
  • El Dorado

Program Length

Maximum of 15 months


FOTEP services are available to female parolees (with or without minor children) under the jurisdiction of the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) through the Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming (STOP) network of providers. Parolees should have an identified Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) need.

Participants do not need to have completed an In-Prison Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Enrollment requires a referral by parolee’s Agent of Record (AOR) via a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation form 1502, Activity Report and all enrollments in the FOTEP requires a referral through the STOP placement office.

Contact Information

(916) 431-4490