Female Offender Treatment and Employment Program

Program Information

The Female Offender Treatment and Employment Program (FOTEP) is designed to reduce recidivism through intensive substance use disorder treatment, family reunification, vocational training, and employment services. Focusing on gender-responsive counseling services, the program is intended to provide a smooth transition for female offenders from custody to the community. A comprehensive case management component is used to assess the needs of the female parolees to help determine the services and programs to assist in their recovery and future employment. FOTEP allows female parolees to have their children reside with them as they progress through their treatment and recovery.


FOTEP facilities are located in the following counties:

  • Los Angeles
  • Merced
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Francisco
  • Orange

Program Length

FOTEP program length varies with a maximum of up to 15 months.


FOTEP services are available to female parolees (with or without minor children) under the jurisdiction of the Division of Adult Parole Operations. Parolees should have an identified Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions need. Offenders are enrolled by the Parole Agent of Record via CDCR Form 1502, Activity Report and all enrollments in the FOTEP requires a referral through the Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming placement office.

Contact Information

(916) 327-3352