Rehabilitative and Educational Services

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. These needs may include: cognitive behavioral treatment, education, and job training —just to name a few. Depending on where the offender is in their sentencing, the options for rehabilitative services may vary.


As part of CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs, the Office of Correctional Education (OCE) offers various academic and education programs at each of California's adult state prisons. The goal of OCE is to provide offenders with needed education and career training as part of a broader CDCR effort to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.

 List of Correctional Educational Programs

These programs focus on:

  • Educational including academic and vocational training


In-Prison Programs provide comprehensive pre-release rehabilitative programs and services for offenders while in prison, and works closely with Community Reentry Services to ensure a continuum of care.

 List of In-Prison Programs

These programs focus on:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
  • Pre-release education, planning, and skills
  • Acquisition of California ID Card

See: Map of In-Prison Programs


Community Reentry Services provide comprehensive post-release rehabilitative programs and services located in communities throughout the State of California delivered through residential, outpatient, and drop-in centers.

 List of Community Reentry Services

These programs focus on:

  • Housing, life skills, and family unification
  • Employment assistance and placement

See: List of all CDCR Reentry Services

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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.
See Rehabilitative and Educational Services

Specific Rehabilitative Offices:

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

See Rehabilitative Process

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.

See Rehabilitative Program Videos for DRP program information and general insight of CDCR's offender rehabilitation.