Casa Aurora is a gender responsive clinical program for female offenders. It is the only Female Rehabilitation Community Correctional Center (FRCCC) in California and the first program of its type in the nation. Collaboratively operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and MHS, Casa Aurora is designed to reduce recidivism and improve community safety through educational and vocational achievement, family and social support, health/mental health services, substance abuse treatment, comprehensive case management, and completion of “life plan” goals.
Casa Aurora provides a broad range of habilitation and rehabilitation, including:
- Trauma treatment due to abuse and battering
- Educational development and vocational training
- Job skills, including how to interview, what to wear, and how to behave
- Daily living skills including budgeting, cooking, and self-care
- Parenting courses to support parenting responsibilities
- Treatment for substance abuse
- Treatment of underlying psychiatric disorders
- Treatment of medical and dental problems, and promotion of health and wellness
- A safe and nurturing environment in which trust can be developed to confront the shame and guilt that results from their past substance abusing and criminal behavior
- Skill building to develop self-esteem, confidence, and tools for pro-social living
- Problem solving, anger management and other decision skills
- Pro-social leisure activities
Casa Aurora serves adult female inmates who have been participants of an in-prison treatment program who are ready to serve the remainder of their sentence in a therapeutic, community-based setting as determined by CDCR.
All women are referred to Casa Aurora through CDCR.
For more information about Casa Aurora, please call: (661) 395-6320.
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