ARMS is a centralized, web-based data system that streamlines the lifecycle of rehabilitative treatment. It is the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR's) case management system solution which provides rehabilitation data for improved statistical analysis for program improvement.
The ARMS solution leverages technological efficiencies in tracking offender progress and has more case management capability than previous systems. It also provides a common means for both CDCR staff and contracted service providers to report activity and services data in a controlled and consistent manner. With this data, providers will be able to see the relationships between activities performed and the successful outcomes of their efforts. CDCR will also be able to look across many programs to determine the most effective programming practices and how well the programs are adhering to evidence-based practices.
The ARMS solution will provide the business intelligence to determine if rehabilitative programs support CDCR mission goals and objectives for reducing prison population, improving public safety,and reducing costs. The flexibility of the ARMS solution allows new programs to be defined in a more expeditious manner. New legislation or other mandates can be rapidly implemented and supported with this system.
ARMS supports innovative concepts for rehabilitation and provides an integrated support solution for the following processes:
ARMS is a cloud solution and is therefore available worldwide to authorized users with a computer and internet access.
Must be a provider of rehabilitative services with an active CDCR contract.
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.