The Office of Research is responsible for producing a variety of reports, including projections of the adult, parole, and juvenile populations; statistical summaries of CDCR’s populations and recidivism reporting. The Office of Research also facilitates external research requests and provides research-based information and data to CDCR administrators and correctional stakeholders.

Offender Population

The Office of Research provides weekly and monthly institution population reports and projects the adult, parole, and juvenile population in Spring and Fall of each year.

Offender Outcomes
and Characteristics

The Office of Research provides statistical summaries and evaluations related to the demographics, characteristics and outcomes (recidivism) of CDCR offenders.

External Research

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is shuttering the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) process. Effective August 1, 2018, CDCR will no longer accept RAC applications. RAC application extensions will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and should be submitted to

A new external research process should deploy in early 2019.