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
  • Peace Officer Selection and Employee Development
  • Juvenile: Operations and Offender Programs; Academic and Vocational Education; Health Care Services
  • Adult Corrections and Rehabilitation Operations: Security; Inmate Support; Contracted Facilities; Institution Administration
  • Parole Operations: Adult Supervision; Adult Community Based Programs; Administration; Sex Offender Management Board and State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offenders (SARATSO) Review Committee
  • Board of Parole Hearings: Adult Hearings; Administration
  • Adult Rehabilitative Programs: Education; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reentry Services; Inmate Activities; Administration
  • Adult Health Care Services: Medical Services, Dental Services, Mental Health Services, Ancillary Health Care Services, Dental and Mental Health Services Administration

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."