Programs

Drinking Driver Program (DDP)

The Drinking Driver Program (DDP) provides alcohol counseling services to those individuals who have been convicted of drinking and driving.  The DDP has first offender (SB 38) and multiple offender (AB 541) programs in English, Spanish, Armenian, Korean and Russian. Special classes are also available to cater to the needs of the Gay and Lesbian community.

Residential Re-entry Centers (RRC)

Residential Re-entry Centers (RRC) are those residential programs operated under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).  The RRCs are based on a social service model, using evidence based curricula, so that the particular needs of the ex-offender population can be met.  Although employment is essential, some ex-offenders who have literacy issues cannot compete in the job market.  As a result, the RRC is designed to allow certain residents to work on literacy, formal education, vocational education, life skills training, anger management, stress management and employability training.  Participation in the RRC program averages from 4-6 months and includes a home detention component.  Eligible program participants can go on home detention toward the end of their committment, provided there is a stable and approved home location.  The BOP requires that each employed participant help offset the cost of their incarceration by paying up to 25% of their gross income to the RRC.  Each RRC operated by BSS  is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).

Transitional Housing Program (THP)

Parolee Service Centers (PSC) are those residential programs operated under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).  The PSCs are also based on a social service model very similar to an RRC.  Residents can attend literacy training, educational and vocational training, receive mental health assistance, participate in anger and stress management classes. Other program activities include classes in parenting, life skills development, employability training, housing development, etc.  Participation in the PSC program is typically 90 days, with the option to remain in the program for up to one year, cost-free to the program participant.

Day Reporting Center (DRC)

The Day Reporting Center (DRC) is a non-residential program operated under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).  The DRC is designed to address life skills training, employment development, job readiness and search assistance, parenting, anger and stress management and domestic violence training.  The DRC program is a cost-free, 6-9 month program, where the length of service is dependent upon each individual circumstance. Additionally, the DRC offers transitional housing in the community for those persons who are experiencing a volatile living situation.  The DRC utilizes an evidence based curricula and all staff members are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Techniques.