5225 Corrections and Rehabilitation
Mission Statement

The mission of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is to enhance public safety through safe and secure incarceration of offenders, effective parole supervision, and rehabilitative strategies to successfully reintegrate offenders into our communities.

The CDCR is organized into the following programs:

  • Corrections and Rehabilitation Administration
  • Juvenile: Operations and Offender Programs; Academic and Vocational Education; Health Care Services. Juvenile Parole Operations was assumed by the Division of Adult Parole Operations in 2011-12.
  • Adult Corrections and Rehabilitation Operations: Security; Inmate Support; Contracted Facilities; Institution Administration
  • Parole Operations: Adult Supervision; Adult Community Based Programs; Administration
  • Board of Parole Hearings: Adult Hearings; Administration
  • Adult: Education, Vocation, and Offender Programs: Education; Substance Abuse Program; Inmate Activities; Administration
  • Adult Health Care Services

Chapter 36, Statutes of 2011 as amended by Chapter 136, Statues of 2011, abolished the Corrections Standards Authority within CDCR and established the Board of State and Community Corrections as an independent entity, effective July 1, 2012. The Board has absorbed the previous functions of the Corrections Standards Authority as well as various other public safety programs previously administered by the Office of Emergency Services (formerly the California Emergency Management Agency).

Since department programs drive the need for infrastructure investment, each department has a related capital outlay program to support this need. For the specifics on the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Capital Outlay Program, see "Infrastructure Overview."