The CROP Organization was founded while our leadership team was incarcerated within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Faced with the unique challenges presented by an antisocial and self-destructive prison environment, our team created programs that helped transform the culture into something truly restorative. It was through this new framework of possibility that we invited incarcerated men to begin supporting the best in each other rather than the worst. Throughout the years spent inside the CDCR, our team successfully trained hundreds of people in personal leadership development and created an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) training program that certified over 30 people. Of these program graduates, 25 have paroled and successfully transitioned back into the community with a zero recidivism rate.
Partnering with community leaders, and relying upon evidence-based practices, CROP offers tangible proof of its programs’ transformative outcomes.