The “R” in CDCR is getting a boost thanks to the department’s effort to fill multiple positions in the Division of Rehabilitative Programs’ Office of Correctional Education (OCE). Career opportunities range from carpenters and cosmetologists to librarians and credentialed academic teachers. To speed the process, spot interviews will be offered at multiple locations across the state from April 24-May 12.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A correctional officer was injured after an inmate attack in a facility walkway at California Health Care Facility (CHCF) Tuesday.Continue Reading
Ventura Youth Correctional Facility had three doctoral students (currently finishing up their last year of practicum training ) who matched with Association for Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers pre-doctoral internships.
Through extensive community partnerships and a commitment to rehabilitation, CDCR and the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) and Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) are helping recently released offenders as they return home. Welcome to “Reentry Roundup,” a reflection of this important work.
Avenal State Prison (ASP) was recently recognized by the U.S. Army for the prison’s support of troops serving in the Middle East.
A Valley State Prison correctional sergeant was on his way home after a day of training when he came across the scene of an apparent hit-and-run accident.
Today, CDCR submitted regulations for Proposition 57 to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). Last November, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 57 (64 percent to 35 percent) to enhance public safety, stop the revolving door of crime by emphasizing rehabilitation, and prevent federal courts from indiscriminately releasing inmates.
In 1858, the Annual Report of the Board of Prison Directors issued “rules and regulations for the government of the state prison at San Quentin.” It was signed by newly elected Gov. John B. Weller, Lt. Gov. Joseph Walkup and Secretary of State Ferris Forman. The three men literally kicked in doors to get the rules established. Eventually, those rules would form the foundation for today’s Title 15.
Steve Abrams is going to need a bigger shed. An Administrative Manager at the California Office of Legislative Counsel, Abrams is also founder of the nonprofit Handing out HOPE. He operates the program that ships baseball and softball gear to underprivileged children out of his Elk Grove home and stores the equipment in a backyard shed.
For two days, and without interruption, a collection of 30 agents and administrators representing CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) will traverse 120 miles of the Challenge Cup Relay, tackling 20 stages of “blood, sweat, pride and honor” along infamous Highway 160, from Baker, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada. They hit the pavement March 25.
On March 8, Palo Verde College in Blythe presented its annual Career and Transfer Day. Ironwood State Prison (ISP) and Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP) were on hand to help students.