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.
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.
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.
The department’s biennial report dated 1959-1960 outlined the new facility coming online at California Men’s Colony. This document provides a snapshot of the institution in 1960 and its vision for the future.
While their families may not have physically been present, the men completing their first cycle of GOGI (Going Out by Going In) Peer Coach Training at California State Prison Corcoran certainly felt their support for their rehabilitative efforts.
Mule Creek State Prison retains the honor of being CDCR’s 2016 top fundraising institution – raising over $30,000 for the Special Olympics of Northern California.
Four inmate firefighters from Mule Creek State Prison rescued a large dog from a residential structure fire on Feb. 25.
The High Desert State Prison “Blue Crease” inmate Veteran’s Group on Facility B recently conducted a flag-folding ceremony for staff and the inmate population on Facility B. The group explained each fold of the flag and the history behind the ceremony.
Inmates driven by a mission to help others have established Mending Fences, an official Inmate Leisure Time Activity Group (ILTAG) at DVI. Prior to this it was a grass roots group founded by inmate A. Adams.