California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation selects GEO Reentry Services for 2 STOP centers

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and its Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) has selected GEO Reentry Services to manage two unique STOP centers that will offer evidence-based programming and streamline services for parolees returning to the community after periods of incarceration. These two centers, located in Colton, Calif., and Campbell, Calif., will open on Dec. 1.

STOP, or Specialized Treatment for Optimized Services, is a statewide program established by CDCR to connect parolees with valuable community housing or treatment services that will support successful reintegration. CDCR refers parolees to STOP locations upon release. Priority is given to parolees who are within their first year of release and who have demonstrated a moderate-to-high risk to reoffend. They can receive support for up to 180 days in most cases.

GEO Reentry Services will manage two of the state’s six areas for STOP services. Each location will coordinate services for hundreds of parolees monthly.

As part of the program, GEO Reentry will visit with individuals while they are incarcerated to prepare them for next steps in the community. There, GEO Reentry case managers conduct an assessment to determine risks and needs and proper placement for housing or other placement services, which may include transitional housing, outpatient treatment services, a sober living environment, or a medical program for more intensive services.

GEO Reentry delivers case management services and cognitive behavioral therapy designed to change criminal thinking. It also manages referrals to substance abuse and anger management programs, employment and educational services, family reintegration skills building and connections to helpful local resources that be a stabilizing factor in a parolee’s life.

GEO Reentry will be responsible for screening service providers for suitability as well as auditing these organizations to ensure quality services are being provided to parolees.