California Rehabilitation and Oversight Board
April 4, 2018
Center for Council’s Jared Seide and Josh Jentzsch were asked by the Office of the Inspector General to testify before the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board (C-ROB) at its quarterly meeting on April 4, 2018. In their presentation, and the discussion that followed, they offered recommendations and suggestions for supporting effective compassion-based inmate rehabilitation programs and ideas for improving implementation and evaluation in correctional facilities across the state. This presentation and discussion focused on how providers, administration, and stakeholders can better understand, evaluate and support transformative rehabilitation programming throughout the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), within the context of the greater social justice continuum in which we all work. They explained Center for Council's systems-based approach, integrating the complex factors impacting all those touched by the criminal justice system and emphasizing the need for greater communication and relationship amongst stakeholders, as well as a more nuanced and responsive evaluation methodology that penetrates deeper than simple recidivism measures.