5225 Corrections and Rehabilitation
45 - ADULT EDUCATION, VOCATION, AND OFFENDER PROGRAMS - ADULT EDUCATION
The objective of the Office of Correctional Education is to contribute to public safety by designing and operating education programs that enable adult offenders to successfully reenter society. The Office provides functional oversight to educational programs, including academic and vocational at 33 adult schools. The CDCR's schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as post-secondary schools for the purpose of providing adult offenders a comprehensive adult education. The Office develops education programs, curriculum, and policy to guide delivery of services to inmate students. Departmental academic and vocational programs provide inmates with an opportunity for self-improvement through acquiring basic education and career training. The Office also oversees Adult Basic Education; Adult Secondary Education; Volunteer Literacy Program; Career Technical Education; Academic Assessment Program; Federal Grant Programs; Court Mandated Programs; Television Specialists; Recreational, General, and Law Library Services; as well as Physical Fitness Training.