5225 Corrections and Rehabilitation
Program Descriptions


The objective of the Rehabilitative Programs - Adult Education program is to contribute to public safety by designing and operating education programs that enable adult offenders to successfully reenter society. The Office of Correctional Education provides functional oversight to academic and vocational educational programs at 35 adult schools. 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 of Correctional Education 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; Voluntary Education Programs, that include services from basic education through college; Career Technical Education; Academic Assessment Program; Court Mandated Programs; Television Specialists; Recreational, General, and Law Library Services; as well as Physical Fitness Training.