ABOUT C-ROB

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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.

WHAT IS C-ROB?

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.

BOARD MEMBERS
Roy Wesley
Inspector General
Office of the Inspector General
Kathleen Allison
Secretary
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
California Department of Education
DESIGNEE:
Carolyn Zachry
Administrator
Adult Education Office
Will Lightbourne
Director
California Department of Health Care Services
DESIGNEE:
Jacey Cooper
Chief Deputy Director
Stephanie Clendenin
Director
California Department of State Hospitals
Susan Turner
Professor
Department of Criminology, Law & Society
Director, Center for Evidence-Based Corrections
Director, Online Graduate Program in Criminology, Law & Society (MAS)
University of California, Irvine
Alex Sardina, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Criminal Justice
California State University, Sacramento
Wendy Still
Chief Probation Officer,
Alameda County
William Arroyo, MD
Mental Health Representative
Speaker of The Assembly, Appointee
Eloy Ortiz Oakley
Chancellor
California Community Colleges, Chancellor’s Office
DESIGNEE:
Raul Arambula, MA
Academic Affairs
Intersegmental Support