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Director, Adult Correctional Education, Court/Community Martinez
925.942.3408


Administrative Assistant
925.942.3408

Educational Services FAX
925.942.3353

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Adult Correctional Education

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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)

The Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 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 and jail facilities 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 low-level 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 PEP 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 parole success. Without gainful employment, today's parolees are at a high risk of returning to prison.

The Parolee Education Programs Computerized Literacy Learning Centers offer parolees reading, writing and math lessons via computer-assisted learning format. 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.

Distance Learning – Pilot Program

Advantages

  • Provides educational materials to learners who are physically removed from the teacher and classroom, but are technologically connected
  • Flexibility for those with irregular work schedules; work at your own pace.
  • Accessibility for those with restricted mobility (e.g., handicapped, injured, elderly)
  • Accessibility for those with family responsibilities (e.g., parents with young children at home)
  • Accessibility for those who live too far from the classroom.

Disadvantages

  • Distance learning requires self-motivation.
  • Distance learning does not give you direct access to your instructor.
  • Distance learning can feel isolating.
  • Distance learning requires constant, reliable access to technology.
  • Distance learning does not offer immediate feedback.

Curriculum

  • On-line version of Aztec / GED Prep
  • Free on-line lessons in various topics (math, reading, science, etc.) that can be streamed.
  • Custom lessons that target specific CASAS competencies, Career Pathways objectives, and soft skills development that can all be created in-house.

For more information, please contact Julie Everhart at 925-942-5309

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Contra Costa Adult School

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

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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.

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Adult Correctional Education Contacts:
Director 925.942.3408
Administrative Assistant III 925.942.3408
FAX, Adult Correctional Education 925.942.3353
 
Parolee Education Programs Contacts:
 

Northern California

Program Administrator 925.942.5320
Project Coordinator 925.942.5301
FAX   925.937.8940
Project Coordinator 559.255.6651
Fax: 559.255.9481
Technology Specialist 916.322.9063
FAX   916.445.1920
 
Technology Specialist 559.255.9476
 

Southern California

Program Administrator 925.942.5320
Project Coordinator 661.391.2098
Project Coordinator 909.802.1030 ext. 239
Technology Specialist 818.584.1243
Administrative Assistant II 925.942.5309
Administrative Assistant II Northern Region 925.942.5304
FAX   925.937.8940
Data Technician 925.942.5334
Data Technician 925.942.5335
FAX   925.937.8940
Warehouse Worker 925.942.5337
FAX   925.942.5310
CLLC Sites:
Location Phone
ANTELOPE VALLEY Parole
43645 Pioneer Court
Lancaster, Ca. 93534
661.729.0530 Ext. 240
BAKERSFIELD Parole
3400 Sillect Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93308
661.734.9620
CERES Parole
1051 Partee Lane
Ceres, CA 95307
209.556.5010
CHULA VISTA Parole
766 Third Avenue #200
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619.476.3700
El Monte Parole
9900 Baldwin Place
El Monte, CA 91731
626.527.3005 ext. 114
FRESNO Parole
2222 G Street
Fresno, CA  93706
559.444.2400 ext. 206
OAKLAND Parole
7717 Edgewater Dr., Suite 200
Oakland, Ca. 94621
510.577.2407 ext. 237
ONTARIO/Pomona Parole
971 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
909.802.1020 ext. 276
ORANGE/ANAHEIM Parole
2911 E. Coronado Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
714.688.4855 ext. 286
RED BLUFF Parole
22835 Antelope Blvd.
Red Bluff, CA 95080
530.529.7700 ext. 225
RICHMOND Parole
2555 El Portal Drive Suite B
Richmond, CA 94806
510.412.5820 ext. 22
RIVERSIDE Parole
1777 Atlanta Ave
Riverside, CA 92507
951.248.0258 ext. 270
SACRAMENTO METRO Parole
1103 North “B” Street, Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.324.4141 ext. 264
SAN BERNARDINO Parole
303 West 5th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408
909.806.3516 ext. 2053
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY/
VAN NUYS Parole
8100 Balboa Place, Room 1022
Van Nuys, CA 91406
818.442.0544
SOUTH CENTRAL Parole
2444 S. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
323.238.1630
STOCKTON Parole
612 Carlton
Stockton, CA 95203
209.948.7652 ext. 225
WEINGART CENTER
566 So. San Pedro Street #721
Los Angeles, CA  90013
213.689.2150
STAR Sites:
Location Phone
ANTELOPE VALLEY Parole
43645 Pioneer Court
Lancaster, CA 93534
661.729.0530 ext. 209
BAKERSFIELD Parole
3400 Sillect Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93308
661.634.9620 ext. 258
CHULA VISTA Parole
765 Third Avenue, Suite 200
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619.476.3700 ext. 259
EL MONTE
9900 Baldwin Place
El Monte, CA 91731
626.527.3005 ext. 274
ESCONDIDO
1301 Simpson Way
Escondido, CA 92029
760.737.7925
HANFORD Parole
344 West 5th Street
Hanford, CA 93230
559.582.1969 ext. 246
OAKLAND Parole
7717 Edgewater Dr., Suite 100
Oakland, Ca. 94621
510.577.2000 ext. 308
ONTARIO/Pomona Parole
971 Corporate Center Dr
Pomona, CA 91768
909.802.1030 ext. 234
ORANGE/ANAHEIM Parole
2911 E Coronado Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
714.688.4855 ext. 261
REDWOOD CITY Parole
540 Price Street
Redwood City, CA 94065
650.367.1444 ext. 266
SACRAMENTO METRO
1103 North “B” Street, Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.574.3414 ext. 308
SALINAS Parole
365 Victor Street, Suite P
Salinas, CA 93907
831.422.6376
SAN BERNARDINO Parole
303 West 5th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408
909.806.3515 ext. 2111
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY/VAN NUYS Parole
8100 Balboa Place, Room 1013
Van Nuys, CA 91406
818.442.0543
SOUTH CENTRAL Parole
2444 S. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
323.238.1639
STOCKTON Parole
612 Carlton
Stockton, CA 95203
209.948.7652 ext. 224
VALLEJO Parole
1840 Capitol Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
707.648.5379
Contra Costa Adult School Contacts:
 
Marsh Creek Detention Facility
12000 Marsh Creek Rd.
Clayton, CA 94517
Principal   510.262.4341
FAX, Marsh Creek   925.646.5717
 
Martinez Detention Facility
1000 Ward St.
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925.335.4669
Principal   510.262.4341
Tutor 925.646.4669
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

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