ARCAID machines make comprehensive program and resource information easily accessible to parolees to help them successfully reintegrate into their communities. Each machine is a robust, durable kiosk featuring a user-friendly touch-screen interface, a dedicated printer, and access to a database of more than 800 community resources. Parolees can select a nearby resource from the category of their choice, view maps and contact information for their selections, and print directions to help them on their way. The self-guided interface makes it easy for parolees to find resources without the need for assistance. CDCR anticipates the ARCAID machines will increase utilization of rehabilitative programs while reducing parolees’ dependence on staff for research and referrals.
ARCAID machines are optimized to search for the resources that are critical to a parolee’s successful reintegration into society. This parole-focused product and service are developed by CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP), working in collaboration with the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) and Enterprise Information Services (EIS).
ARCAID machines are currently in public access areas of the following parole offices:
All parolees subject to the jurisdiction of Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) are eligible to use the machines. Login requires a user’s CDC# and date of birth.
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
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Technology has opened the door to more educational opportunities while simultaneously reducing government spending. Below is a list of technology initiatives at CDCR.