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.
All adult schools in the CDCR prisons are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to ensure the highest level of education, and some Career Technical Education programs offer industry standard certification.
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
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 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.