Transitional Housing Program

The Transitional Housing Program (THP) is a residential program that provides housing, meals, support services and resources, programming, and supervision in a safe, clean, drug-free environment. THP offers services that focus on long-term offenders needs such as employment, job search and placement training, stress management, victim awareness, computer supported literacy, and life skills. Substance Use education and a 52-week certified domestic violence program is provided to applicable parolees. THP provides peer-driven support, assistance, and guidance to newly released long-term offenders to assist parolees with successful reintegration into their communities.

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THPs are located in the following counties:

  • Alameda
  • Los Angeles (4 locations)
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco


THP programming is up to 180 days with the possibility of an additional 185 days, based on assessed need.


All parolees subject to the jurisdiction of Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) are eligible for placement in the THP. The parolee population served under the THP includes, but not limited to:

  • Life-term offenders granted release from prison will be given first priority;
  • Participants on active parole who have been referred by DAPO who have a need for transitional housing and/or reintegration services (acceptance on a case-by-case basis);
  • Penal Code (PC) Section 290 registrants;
  • Serious and violent offenders (e.g. PC Sections 1192.7 and 667.5); and
  • Additional referrals deemed appropriate by DRP.
CDCR will consider placement under the following circumstances on a case-by-case basis:
  • Parolees designated high notoriety;
  • Parolees required to register pursuant to Penal Code PC 457.1 (Arson);
  • Parolees in custody pending local misdemeanor charges that could result in county jail time;
  • Parolees who are identified as members or affiliates of CDCR Security Threat Group I; and
  • Parolees classified as Enhanced Outpatient Program.
Enrollment requires a referral by parolee’s Agent of Record via a CDCR form 1502, Activity Report.

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