Center for Council has implemented the Inmate Council Program in 22 prison facilities operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). The majority of the programs began as a result of the Innovative Grant Program, which was established in 2015 by CDCR to "support and advance inmate rehabilitation efforts and increase volunteerism in prisons across the state."
Center for Council has received funding for all three rounds of this program. In 2017, we were awarded funds to implement ICP at eight new facilities, include three projects that will deepen and support programming over a three-year period, expanding in phases throughout the prisons.
We are also grateful for funding that has come through private sources (including the JIB Fund Community Building Initiative), supplementing the state-funded programs and enabling us to expand the reach of the program to several additional facilities.