CBT is an evidence-based treatment that teaches offenders how to identify and change destructive thought patterns which have a negative influence on behavior.
CBT curriculum focuses on goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving that transforms thinking patterns and behaviors. CBT modalities are offered in the following areas:
All CDCR institutions
CBT programs vary in length from three months to six months
Offenders with an identified criminogenic need for substance use disorder, criminal thinking, anger management and family relationships.
Offenders are assigned by a Classification Committee, up to five years prior to release based on assessed need.
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
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.In-Prison Services
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.