Joe Orlando: Welcome to CDCR Unlocked. I'm Joe Orlando.
Tessa Outhyse: And I'm Tessa Outhyse.
Orlando: The Division of Rehabilitative Programs, or DRP, has a program that's proven to be very successful. It's called the Offender Mentor Certification Program or OMCP. This program is a rigorous and competitive rehabilitation opportunity that allows participants to develop desirable skills, earn a state, alcohol and other drug certification from a certifying agency, and provide a valuable substance abuse mentoring to fellow inmates.
Outhyse: OMCP is voluntary and prepares offenders to obtain sustainable jobs as state certified drug and alcohol counselors upon release, providing them with a nationally recognized certification from the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs, CAA, DTP a