Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming

The STOP provides comprehensive, evidence-based programming, and services to parolees released from correctional institutions during their transition into the community in order to support a successful reentry and reduce recidivism.

STOP services include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal Thinking
  • Life Skills Programs
  • Community and Family Reunification Services
  • Employment and Educational Services, and Referrals
  • Individual, Family, and Group Counseling
  • Faith-Based Services
  • Recovery and Reentry Housing
  • Emergency Housing Services


STOP community-based services are available in most counties throughout the state of California.  Parolees in counties lacking STOP service locations may be considered for placement in another county.

STOP is administered from six regional placement offices.

  • Campbell
  • Fresno
  • Los Angeles
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego

View map of the STOP Program Areas

Program Length

Services are up to 180 days, with the possibility of up to an additional 185 days, based on assessed need.


All parolees subject to the jurisdiction of the Division of Adult Parole Operations are eligible to participate. Priority is given to parolees who are within their first year of release and who have demonstrated a moderate-to-high risk to re-offend, as identified by the California Static Risk Assessment (CSRA), and have a medium to high need, as identified by the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) reentry assessment tool.

Enrollment requires a referral by the individual’s Agent of Record (AOR) via a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation form 1502, Activity Report.

Contact Information

(916) 431-4490