Long-Term Offender Program

The Long-Term Offender Program (LTOP) is a voluntary program that provides evidenced-based programming to inmates who are subject to the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) parole suitability process. The goal of the LTOP is to provide Cognitive Behavioral Treatment 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


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

Program Length

LTOP varies in length, based on each individual’s assessed needs and treatment/service plans.


In order to be eligible, inmates must:

  • Be within one to five years from the BPH suitability hearing
  • Have an assessed criminogenic need

Based on eligibility requirements, inmates are enrolled in the LTOP by a Classification Committee on a voluntary basis.

Contact Information

(916) 327-3352