Due to current prison reforms, CROP has focused its efforts towards prisoner reentry and placement of their graduates into full-time counseling jobs upon release. CROP currently has a 100 percent graduation rate and a 0% recidivism rate.
The third cohort of fourteen (14) CTF inmates passed their CADC-CAS exams in summer of 2016. This cohort went through an overlapping 12-month cycle of AOD training and treatment. CROP maintains 100 percent graduation rate.
The second cohort class of twelve (12) CTF inmates passed their CADC-CAC exam in the summer of 2015. CROP maintains a 100 percent graduation rate.
Eugene Dey CROP’s Program Director presented at the Director’s Stakeholder Advisory Group (DSAG). He discussed how he started the CROP Inside Solutions program while in prison on an sentence that was eventually reversed. The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) runs the DSAG on a quarterly basis as a way to bring all stakeholders together. CROP was given a chance to showcase their unique program.
Eugene Dey outlined the establishment, guiding principles, and curriculum of CROP. A two-year pilot program has been started at the California Training Facility, enabling long-term inmates to train as substance abuse counselors. Dey introduced Program Assistant Starvel Junious who described his experiences. Dey invited Commissioners to attend the program.
The first cohort class of eight (8) CTF long-term offenders passed their Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Certified Addiction Specialist (CADC-CAS) exams on September 15th, 2014. The CADC-CAS certifications qualify them for employment upon release. Their achievements were recognized by Senator Darrell Steinberg with a Senate Certificate of Recognition.