The mission of the Office of External Affairs (OEA) is to further the interests of the CDCR through collaborative and communicative efforts with California communities and CDCR stakeholders.


The Vision of the OEA is to build and maintain enduring relationships with CDCR stakeholders, communicate Departmental information, support regional events and partnerships, foster a sense of community collaboration and value the input of CDCR stakeholders.


  • Quality Service and Excellence
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Advancement of Public Information and Communication
  • Collaboration and Coordination
  • Delivery of News, Resources, and Information