Programming - Prisoner Referral and Placement Process

Prisoners are considered for CFA programming while incarcerated based on their assessed risk and need level and are prioritized by their Earliest Release Date (ERD). Individuals cannot elect or self-refer to CFA programming that they do not meet the referral criteria for.  The goal of these programs is to gain greater insight into their previous criminal behavior while providing tools to avoid future criminal acts.  These programs are offered at multiple facilities, but may not be available at each facility.  The Department tracks programming referals and makes every effort to move offenders to a facility offering that program prior to their ERD. Completion of group does not guarantee positive Parole Board action.

  • CFA Programs for male prisoners include: Thinking for a Change (T4C), Cage Your Rage, Substance Abuse Education and/or Outpatient, Violence Prevention Program (VPP) High or Moderate track, Bridges (Domestic Violence), Sex Offender Programming (SOP), and Pre-Release.
  • CFA Programs for female prisoners include: Moving On, Voices, Seeking Safety, Substance Abuse Education and/or Outpatient, Beyond Violence, Meridians (Domestic Violence), Sex Offender Programming (SOP), and Pre-Release.

 There are elective programs available to prisoners as well. In addition to the below list, there may be additional elective programs available depending on where the prisoner is housed. Information regarding placement and availability into elective programming can be gathered from the RUM, ARUS, or Prison Counselor at the facility in which they are housed.

  • Elective Programs for male prisoners include: Inside Out Dad, Family Preservation, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA);
  • Elective Programs for female prisoners include: Parenting Inside Out (PIO), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Questions regarding program referrals should be directed to case management staff at the facility.