To return productive individuals to society and reduce recidivism by examining the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s rehabilitative programming.


To apply the Board’s collective knowledge and expertise to examine and report on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s efforts to rehabilitate individuals through the delivery of effective rehabilitative programs with the goal of reducing recidivism.


Assembly Bill 900 (the Public Safety and Offender Rehabilitation Services Act of 2007) created the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board (C-ROB) within the Office of the Inspector General. C-ROB’s mandate is to regularly examine the various mental health, substance abuse, educational, and employment programs for inmates and parolees operated by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (the department).

C-ROB is a multidisciplinary public board with appointed members from various state and local entities. Pursuant to California Penal Code section 6141, C-ROB shall meet at least biannually and shall submit reports to the Governor and the Legislature annually on September 15. C-ROB reports shall include findings concerning the effectiveness of treatment efforts, rehabilitation needs of offenders, gaps in offender rehabilitation services in the department, and levels of offender participation and success in the programs. The Board shall also make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature with respect to modifications, additions, and eliminations of offender rehabilitation and treatment programs.

C-ROB reports shall be available to the public and may be downloaded from this site.

Amarik Singh
Inspector General
Office of the Inspector General
Jeffrey Macomber
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
California Department of Education

Carolyn Zachry, Ed.D.
Education Administrator/State Director
Adult Education Office

Brie Williams, MD, MS
Director, Amend at UCSF
Co-Director, The ARCH Network
UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
President of the University of California Appointee
Michelle Baass
California Department of Health Care Services
Sydney Armendariz, MA
Chief Justice Involved Reentry Services Branch
Office of Strategic Partnerships
California Department of Health Care Services
Stephanie Clendenin
California Department of State Hospitals
William F. Honsal
County of Humboldt
Governor Appointee
Tamika Nelson, JD
Chief Probation Officer
San Diego County
Senate Rules Committee Appointee
Alexa Sardina, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Criminal Justice
California State University, Sacramento
William Arroyo, MD
Mental Health Representative
Speaker of The Assembly, Appointee
Sonya Christian
California Community Colleges, Chancellor’s Office

LaTonya M. Williams, PhD
Dean, Academic Affairs
Office of Equitable Student Learning, Experience, and Impact
Educational Services and Support Division