The JavaScript support is disabled on your browser. JavaScript is required to view this page correctly.
Please enable JavaScript and refresh this page.

Sidebar

Contacts

Director, Adult Correctional Education
925.942.3343


Administrative Assistant
925.942.3368

Educational Services FAX
925.934.1057

Educational Services

Main Content

Adult Correctional Education

Quick Links

 

Adult Correctional Education offers educational programs to incarcerated adults through the following two programs:

  • Contra Costa Adult School
  • Parolee Education Programs

In each program, instruction and delivery of services have been designed to ensure opportunities for students to take grade-appropriate academic course work, address basic skill deficits, earn high school credits, earn the GED, and/or vocational preparation. Additionally, these programs emphasize the development of pro-social behaviors and life skills.


Parolee Education Programs (PEP)

Under the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) and the Department of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) has collaborated with the Contra Costa County Office of Education to develop educational programs designed to reduce the number of parolees returning to prison. Classes are conducted at parole offices throughout the state.

Computerized Literacy Learning Centers (CLLC)

A series of Computerized Literacy Learning Centers has been implemented in Parole Offices statewide offering adult basic education in reading, writing, math, G.E.D., and literacy. By offering curriculum and instruction via computers, participants learn at their own pace and are offered lessons tailored to meet their individual learning needs.

A Parolee Ed report has shown a correlation between functional literacy and employment. Today's employers require basic literacy skills that many parolees do not have. More than half read below the sixth grade level and about 70% of them are unemployed. Lack of literacy and employability skills are primary barriers to parolee success. Without gainful employment, today's parolees are at a high risk of returning to prison. An evaluation of the program after two years of operation showed that parolees increased reading and math skills by an average of two grade levels.

Parolee Education Programs are located in parole offices throughout the state. Click here for CLLC site contact information.

Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery (STAR)

The STAR (Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery) program is a curriculum-based educational program designed to motivate parolee substance abusers to participate in post-release recovery activities. New skills are presented which help individuals understand the relapse process and prepare for smooth, drug free community transition.

The core components of the STAR Curriculum address the Process of Addiction, the Process of Recovery, Anger Management, and Community Transition as well as other essential elements that provide participants with information designed to facilitate substance abuse recovery.  The curriculum addresses denial and stimulates individual growth through active participation.

The five-step process model of instruction is used to help parolees develop a new understanding of their substance abuse problem.

The parolee is motivated to make lifestyle changes. This educational path facilitates disclosure and provides motivation. It also is designed to help parolees understand the thoughts, feelings and events that trigger relapse. Overall, the program helps them develop insight into core issues involved in changing values and behaviors.
Click here for STAR site contact information.

return to top of page

 

Contra Costa Adult School

The Contra Costa County Office of Education offers educational programs to incarcerated adults through the Contra Costa Adult School.

Contra Costa Adult School Quicklinks

 

The Contra Costa Adult School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The educational program is a partnership between the Contra Costa County Office of Education and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department. More than 4,000 students participate in educational opportunities each year at one of the three jail facilities:

  • Marsh Creek Detention Facility - Clayton
  • West County Detention Facility - Richmond
  • Martinez Detention Facility - Martinez

Students demonstrate success by obtaining a high school diploma, passing the GED, increasing basic skills, completing a 90-day substance abuse education program, completing competency-based certificates in computer applications, completing steps to getting a job, landscaping facility grounds, and building toys for needy children.

The Contra Costa Adult School is a General Education Development (GED) Test Center. The GED exam is offered six times per year at each detention facility. In the 2000-2001 school year, five students received a national GED award for their high test scores.

Upon completion of the High School Diploma Program, students are awarded their diploma from the Contra Costa County Board of Education.

A transition specialist is on staff of the Contra Costa Adult School to assist inmate students in their successful transition upon release from custody. Strong partnerships exist between the Contra Costa Adult School and community, adult schools, community colleges and local One-Stop Centers.

return to top of page

 

Adult Correctional Education Contacts:
Director 925.942.3343
Administrative Assistant III 925.942.3368
FAX: Adult Correctional Education 925.942.1057
 
Parolee Education Programs Contacts:
Administrator PH: 925.942.5320
FAX: 925.937.8940
Administrative Assistant II PH: 925.942.5309
FAX: 925.937.8940
Coordinator – North PH: 925.942.3341
FAX: 925.937.8940
Coordinator – Central PH: 559.255.6651
FAX: 559.253.4166
Coordinator – South PH: 909.802.1030
FAX: 925.937.8940
Coordinator – South PH: 661.391.2098
FAX: 925.937.8940
Computer Technician PH: 510.262.4339
Data Technician PH: 925.942.5334
FAX: 925.937.8940
Data Technician PH: 925.942.5335
FAX: 925.937.8940
Technology Specialist – North PH: 916.322.9063
FAX: 916.324.3225
Technology Specialist – South PH: 661.391.2098
FAX: 928.438.7914
Technology Specialist – Central PH: 559.255.9476
FAX: 559.255.9481
Transition Specialist – North   PH: 925.942.3341
FAX: 925.937.8940
Transition Specialist – South PH: 909.802.1020 x438
FAX: 909.802.1050
Warehouse Worker PH: 925.942.5337
FAX: 925.942.5310
CLLC Sites:
Location Phone / FAX
ANTELOPE VALLEY Parole
43645 Pioneer Court
Lancaster, CA. 93534
PH: 661.729.0530 ext. 240
FAX: 661.729.0790
BAKERSFIELD CLLC
3400 Sillect Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
PH: 661-634-9620
FAX: 661-395-3837
CERES Parole
1051 Partee Lane
Ceres, CA 95307
PH: 209.556.5010 ext. 246
FAX : 209.556.5026
CHULA VISTA Parole
765 Third Avenue #200
Chula Vista, CA 91910
PH: 619.476.3700 ext. 259
FAX: 619.476.3706
EL MONTE Parole
9900 Baldwin Place
El Monte, CA 91731
PH: 626.527.3005 ext. 114
FAX: 626.459.4453
FRENCH CAMP DRC, BI Inc.,
1003 W. Mathews Rd.
French Camp, CA 95231
PH: 209.234.1087 ext. 2232
FAX: 209.234.3081
FRESNO DRC, Westcare
611 East Belmont
Fresno, CA 93701
PH: 559.554.2187 ext. 206
FAX: 559.237.0410
OAKLAND Parole
7717 Edgewater Dr., #203
Oakland, CA 94621
PH: 510.577.2407 ext. 237
FAX: 510.577.7555
ONTARIO/POMONA Parole
971 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
PH: 909.802.1020 ext. 276
FAX: 909.802.1050
ORANGE/ANAHEIM Parole
2911 E. Coronado Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
PH: 714.688.4855 ext. 286
FAX: 714.688.4894
RIVERSIDE Parole
1777 Atlanta Ave
Riverside, CA 92507
PH: 951.248.0258 ext. 270
FAX: 951.782.4929
SACRAMENTO METRO Parole
1103 North “B” Street, Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95814
PH: 916.324.4141 ext. 264
FAX: 916.445.8864
SAN BERNARDINO Parole
303 West 5th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401
PH: 909.806.3516 ext. 2053
FAX: 909.384.7403
SAN DIEGO DRC, BI Inc.
3211 Jefferson Street
San Diego, CA 92110
PH: 619.497.1100 ext. 209
FAX: 619.497.1117
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
VAN NUYS Parole
8100 Balboa Place, Room 102
Van Nuys, CA 91406
PH: 818.442.0544
FAX: 818.901.5114
SAN FRANCISCO DRC
Healthright 360
1735 Mission St. 3rd Fl
San Francisco, CA 94103
PH: 415.503.2323
FAX: 415.503.2237
SANTA ANA DRC, BI Inc.
1701 N. Main St. #200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
PH: 714.541.7272
FAX: 714.541.7237
SANTA CLARA DRC
Re-Entry Resource Center
151 W. Mission Street
San Jose, CA 95110
PH: 408.535.4281 ext. 6259
SOUTH CENTRAL Parole
2444 S. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
PH: 323.238.1630
FAX: 323.231.5819
STOCKTON Parole
612 Carlton
Stockton, CA 95203
PH: 209.948.7652 ext. 225
FAX: 209.948.3826
SUNSET DRC
Behavioral Systems Southwest
1000 West Sunset Blvd. #100
Los Angeles, CA 90012
PH: 213.259.8467
FAX: 213.250.0115
VENTURA Parole
1555 West 5th St. Suite 140
Oxnard, CA 93030
PH: 805.382.8151 x231
FAX: 805.382.8159
WEINGART CENTER
566 So. San Pedro Street #721
Los Angeles, CA  90013
PH: 213.689.2150
FAX: 213.623.7663
STAR Sites:
Location Phone / FAX
ANTELOPE VALLEY Parole
43645 Pioneer Court
Lancaster, CA 93534
PH: 661.729.0530 ext. 209
FAX: 661.729.0790
BAKERSFIELD Parole
3400 Sillect Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93309
PH: 661.634.9620 ext. 258
FAX: 661.395.3837
CHULA VISTA Parole
765 Third Avenue, Suite 300
Chula Vista, CA 91910
PH: 619.476.3700 ext. 259
FAX: 619.476.3706
EL MONTE Parole
9900 Baldwin Place
El Monte, CA 91731
PH: 626.527.3005 ext. 274
FAX: 626.459.4453
ESCONDIDO
1301 Simpson Way
Escondido, CA 92029
PH: 760.737.7925 ext. 281
FAX: 760.737.8831
EUREKA Parole
930 3rd Street #100
Eureka, CA 95501
PH: 707.445.6520 Ext. 227
FAX: 707.445.8620
HANFORD Parole
344 West 5th Street
Hanford, CA 93230
PH: 559.582.1969 ext. 246
FAX: 559.582.8790
OAKLAND Parole
7717 Edgewater Dr., #200
Oakland, CA 94621
PH: 510.577.2000 ext. 308
FAX: 510.577.7597
ONTARIO/POMONA Parole
971 Corporate Center Dr
Pomona, CA 91768
PH: 909.802.1020 ext. 234
FAX: 909.802.1050
ORANGE/ANAHEIM Parole
2911 E Coronado Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
PH: 714.688.4855 ext. 261
FAX: 714.688.4894
REDWOOD CITY Parole
540 Price Street
Redwood City, CA 94065
PH: 650.367.1444 ext. 266
FAX: 650.367.1520
SACRAMENTO METRO
1103 North “B” Street, Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95814
PH: 916.324.4141 ext. 308
FAX: 916.445.8864
SALINAS Parole
365 Victor Street, Suite P
Salinas, CA 93907
PH: 831.422.6376
FAX: 831.783.3032
SAN BERNARDINO Parole
303 West 5th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401
PH: 909.806.3516 ext. 2111
FAX: 909.384.7403
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY/VAN NUYS Parole
8100 Balboa Place, Room 103
Van Nuys, CA 91406
PH: 818.442.0543
FAX: 818.901.5114
SOUTH CENTRAL Parole
2444 S. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
PH: 323.238.1639
FAX: (323) 231-5915
STOCKTON Parole
612 Carlton
Stockton, CA 95203
PH: 209.948.7652 ext. 224
FAX: 209.948.3826
VALLEJO Parole
1840 Capitol Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
PH: 707.648.5379
FAX: 707.648.5285
Adult Correctional Educational School Contacts:
 
Marsh Creek Detention Facility
12000 Marsh Creek Rd.
Clayton, CA 94517
Principal   510.262.4341
Administrative Assistant   510.262.4340
FAX, Marsh Creek   925.646.5717
 
Martinez Detention Facility
1000 Ward Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925.335.4669
Principal   510.262.4341
Administrative Assistant   510.262.4340
FAX, Martinez Detention Facility   925.335.4668
 
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Hwy.
Richmond, CA 94806
Principal   510.262.4341
Administrative Assistant   510.262.4340
FAX, West County   510.262.4343

Page updated on: June 11, 2015

Rev: 0.4-010514-BETA4