Welcome to the
Division of Rehabilitative Programs

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs is a branch of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

DRP Mission

Our mission is to protect public safety by providing rehabilitative programming to California’s state prison population and community parolees. We provide opportunities to change criminal thinking patterns, promote pro-social behaviors through education and cognitive behavioral treatment, and increase employability through career technical training and transitional reentry programs.

DRP Values

DRP operates under three core values: program quality, program resources, and program performance.

  • Program Quality: Ensure all DRP programs provide the necessary value, maximizing use of state funds, creating a safe prison environment, and effectively reducing recidivism.
  • Program Resources: Ensure DRP maximizes all resources, providing the most effective programming for men and women incarcerated in California’s state prisons.
  • Program Performance: Monitor key performance indicators such as program completions, attendance, certifications, learning gains, and fidelity
These guiding values provide a framework for DRP executives and staff as they work toward creating a “Roadmap to Rehabilitation”. Such a roadmap begins the day an offender is admitted to state prison and continues through his/her release to county jurisdiction or until the end of his/her parole supervision. A roadmap to rehabilitation is an essential element in navigating a productive and crime free life. Essential to DRP’s success are partnerships with the Division of Adult Institutions (DAI), the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO), and Enterprise Information Systems (EIS). A renewed and focused partnership removes duplicative processes and procedures, combines necessary resources, and breaks down perceived silos that create inefficiencies.


Welcome to the
Division of Rehabilitative Programs


About DRP

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) is a branch of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

DRP Mission

Our mission is to protect public safety by providing rehabilitative programming to California’s state prison population and community parolees. We provide opportunities to change criminal thinking patterns, promote pro-social behaviors through education and cognitive behavioral treatment, and increase employability through career technical training and transitional reentry programs.

DRP Values

DRP operates under three core values: program quality, program resources, and program performance.

  • Program Quality: Ensure all DRP programs provide the necessary value, maximizing use of state funds, creating a safe prison environment, and effectively reducing recidivism.
  • Program Resources: Ensure DRP maximizes all resources, providing the most effective programming for men and women incarcerated in California’s state prisons.
  • Program Performance: Monitor key performance indicators such as program completions, attendance, certifications, learning gains, and fidelity
These guiding values provide a framework for DRP executives and staff as they work toward creating a “Roadmap to Rehabilitation”. The roadmap begins the day an offender is admitted to state prison and continues through his/her release to county jurisdiction or until the end of his/her parole supervision. A roadmap to rehabilitation is an essential element in navigating a productive and crime free life. Essential to DRP’s success are partnerships with the Division of Adult Institutions (DAI), the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO), and Enterprise Information Systems (EIS). A renewed and focused partnership removes duplicative processes and procedures, combines necessary resources, and breaks down perceived silos that create inefficiencies.

Welcome to the
Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP)

The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) is a branch of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

DRP Mission

Our mission is to protect public safety by providing rehabilitative programming to California’s state prison population and community parolees. We provide opportunities to change criminal thinking patterns, promote pro-social behaviors through education and cognitive behavioral treatment, and increase employability through career technical training and transitional reentry programs.

DRP Values

DRP operates under three core values: program quality, program resources, and program performance.

  • Program Quality: Ensure all DRP programs provide the necessary value, maximizing use of state funds, creating a safe prison environment, and effectively reducing recidivism.
  • Program Resources: Ensure DRP maximizes all resources, providing the most effective programming for men and women incarcerated in California’s state prisons.
  • Program Performance: Monitor key performance indicators such as program completions, attendance, certifications, learning gains, and fidelity
These guiding values provide a framework for DRP executives and staff as they work toward creating a “Roadmap to Rehabilitation”. Such a roadmap begins the day an offender is admitted to state prison and continues through his/her release to county jurisdiction or until the end of his/her parole supervision. A roadmap to rehabilitation is an essential element in navigating a productive and crime free life. Essential to DRP’s success are partnerships with the Division of Adult Institutions (DAI), the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO), and Enterprise Information Systems (EIS). A renewed and focused partnership removes duplicative processes and procedures, combines necessary resources, and breaks down perceived silos that create inefficiencies.


Rehabilitative Process

Everyone, from newly incarcerated to long-term offenders, should think about their future release from prison. Starting early with rehabilitative programs is the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. We have provided an outline of the rehabilitative process below, with a step-by-step graphic and an informational video.
See Rehabilitative Process for more information.

The Roadmap to Rehabilitation

The Roadmap to Rehabilitation illustrates an offender's steps through rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is is a process from intake through to parole.
See Rehabilitative Process for image details.

Offender Journey

THIS IS DRP Video

This video below provides DRP's outline of the offender's rehabilitative process, from intake
through to release.
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Rehabilitative and Educational Services

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. These needs may include: education, job training, and anger management counseling—just to name a few. Depending on where the offender is in their sentencing, the options for rehabilitative services may vary. See Rehabilitative and Educational Services for more information.

 


Who We Are

DRP is a branch of CDCR operating from headquarters located in Sacramento, California. DRP is at the heart of rehabilitation activity in CDCR. Its top priority is to provide rehabilitative programming and skills to offenders in an effort to reduce their likelihood of reoffending by the time they return to their homes and communities. See Who We Are for more information.


Featured Rehabilitation Video:

Long-Term Offender Program

The Long-Term Offender Program (LTOP) is a voluntary program that provides evidenced-based treatment programming to offenders who are serving long-term sentences. This video highlights the benefits of LTOP. See DRP Rehabilitation Videos to view DRP's library of rehabilitation videos.

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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.