In Custody Program

Our programs prepare inmates for success to re-enter society to live healthy, drug-free and productive lives.

Since 1996, Phoenix House California has been working in California prisons, jails, and other correctional settings, offering a variety of support programs to hundreds of men each year, including: intensive cognitive behavioral treatment for substance abuse and addiction, criminal thinking patterns, anger management, as well as teaching life skills and instilling positive, pro-social values. We also offer in custody substance abuse and mental health services to male adolescents at the Crossroads Youth Detention Center in Bakersfield to assist struggling teens to change so they may live productive crime-and-drug-free lives. Services include: assessment, treatment planning, case management, individual and group counseling, and intensive family services.

Correctional treatment programs are proven to lower recidivism rates by over 10%.

PHCA reentry programs in CDCR prisons serve inmates who are within four years of release from incarceration, allowing them to gain new skills to help them to succeed after returning home.