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Reentry Services

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Office Reentry Services Unit at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center implements an innovative approach to rehabilitation by providing comprehensive research, informed vocational, educational, and treatment programs to offenders. The goal of providing programs to this population is to reduce the rate of incarceration and to offer offenders the tools necessary for successful reintegration into the community.

The Reentry Services Unit Program Guide is a periodical publication that further highlights the many unique approaches to rehabilitation that are utilized by the Reentry Services Unit. This publication identifies individual pre and post-release programs offered to the offender population with their historical recidivism rates.

The Reentry Services Unit offers a Community Resource Guide to offenders to use as a quick reference to community resources for those released from custody. This guide provides frequently updated information on various community resources available to help smooth the transition from incarceration to the community. To view the Community Resource Guide, CLICK HERE.

The mission of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Reentry Services Bureau is to enhance public safety with the reduction of recidivism. The Reentry Services Bureau will utilize efficient, effective program approaches through collaboration with public and private community partners to assist offenders in becoming productive, accountable, law-abiding citizens. The Reentry Services Bureau will provide vocational, educational and treatment programs to equip offenders with the skills and tools for successful reentry into our community. To accomplish our mission, we dedicate ourselves to Service with Concern.


In partnership with the Elk Grove Unified School District and the Los Rios Community College District, the education courses offered by the Reentry Services Unit are designed to improve participants’ reading and mathematics skills, establish educational goals, and promote the continuation of academic growth. Current education programing includes:

Adult Basic Education

Designed to develop skills to an eighth grade level, this course is offered to help students improve in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

GED preparation

GED preparation covers math, English Language Arts (ELA), social science and science content assessed by the GED examination. Students take practice tests and prepare to take the five-part exam. The instructor guides the students in their individual areas of content need and spends a significant amount of time on math and ELA preparation. Students take the official GED exams on-site once they have passed the practice tests. PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS


This Child Protective Services-approved program exposes participants to the ways in which negative and hurtful parenting affects the psychological and physical development of children. Participants learn ways to create a healthy family environment through nurturing behavior practices.


Students learn office computer skills relevant to the current job market including Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Filing procedures, telephone communications, and document duplication are also covered.

Employment Preparation and Readiness Training

Offenders are taught strategies for employment success including the development of a resume, interview practice, employment sustainability, and how to dress and present oneself in a professional setting. The Reentry Services Unit uses a Workforce Development Specialist who works with pre-screened work-ready offenders to match them with local businesses. The Reentry Services Unit facilitates on-site in-custody employment interviews with a variety of local businesses who regularly conditionally hire offenders for immediate employment upon their release.


The Los Rios Community College courses offered at RCCC change over time. These course descriptions are samples. Other course offerings include, but are not limited to, Business, Computer Lab, and Algorithm Design and Problem Solving.

Introduction to Construction Plans and Specifications

This is an introductory course in how to read building plans and specifications. Intended for both the homeowner and the builder, the course gives emphasis to building plan symbols, interpretation of shop and field drawings, and requirements for obtaining building permits.

Introduction to Public Speaking

This course prepares students to speak in a variety of rhetorical situations: as college students, as employees, as opinion leaders in the community. The course is designed to assist students in developing effective delivery, ethical research methodology, analytical thinking and listening skills, organization and outlining skills and appropriate presentation skills. Emphasis is on researching, preparing, organizing and presenting a variety of speeches for different audiences. Videotaping equipment may be used as an aid to the student’s self-analysis and improvement.

College Success

This comprehensive course is designed to assist students in obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their educational objectives. Topics include: motivation and discipline, memory development, time management, communication skills, career planning, transfer options, study skills and personal issues commonly reported by college students. The course is recommended for new students and others who benefit.

Employment Preparation and Readiness Training

Offenders are taught strategies for employment success including the development of a resume, interview practice, employment sustainability, and how to dress and present oneself in a professional setting. The Reentry Services Unit uses a Workforce Development Specialist who works with pre-screened work-ready offenders to match them with local businesses. The Reentry Services Unit facilitates on-site in-custody employment interviews with a variety of local businesses who regularly conditionally hire offenders for immediate employment upon their release.

Vocational Training

The goal of providing vocational training within the Reentry Services Bureau is to prepare offenders for expectations in a professional setting and offer applicable employment training relevant to current, in-demand areas of work. Current vocational programming includes:

Culinary Arts

Students learn core culinary skills and are provided with basic training that enables them to get employment in the food service industry. Students learn about cooking principles and receive hands-on experience. After course completion, they are able to prepare breakfast, salad, lunch, dinner, and dessert dishes. Students also receive an industry-recognized certificate upon completion.

Custodial Training

Students learn basic procedures in custodial and housekeeping operations to include knowledge of janitorial equipment and basic repairs of equipment. Students learn about cleaning materials and safety along with blood-borne pathogens and infectious waste training. Students are prepared for custodial employment upon completion of the course.

Horticulture and Landscaping

Students are exposed to different techniques of propagation and irrigation with an emphasis on environmental horticulture and landscape maintenance. Upon completion, students will have acquired the knowledge, practical skills, and training necessary to successfully attain employment in the nursery and landscaping industry.

Welding and Manufacturing

Students have the opportunity to learn Welding Safety, Weld Design, Welding Symbols, Metallurgy, Joint Design, Tool Identification, Oxygen-Acetylene Cutting, Welding, Brazing, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Plasma Arc Cutting. Students regularly work on jail-industry projects in order to practice the skills taught in class. In addition to earning hours in a state certified apprenticeship program, offenders can earn a variety certifications from the American Welder’s Society (AWS).

Automotive Training

Funded by the Bureau of Justice Affairs Second Chance Act, the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center houses an automotive shop which provides vocational skills training in the field of automotive service and mechanics. Participants follow program curriculum which is supplemented by hands on training. They have the opportunity to gain various module certificates as well as become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified in each of the following program components: Electrical, Brakes, Suspension, Heating and Air, Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Maintenance and Light Repair, Manual Drive Train and Axle and Automatic Transmission and Transaxle.

Sacramento Wild Horse Program

In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Reentry Services Unit offers offenders the opportunity to train and maintain the well-being of wild horses. The program is intended to help offenders develop vocational skills through the practice of patience, time management, and organization. Wild Mustangs trained through the program are put up for public adoption throughout the year.

Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping is a new vocational program added in 2019 for female offenders. Participants are shown basic skills in hive inspection and honey extraction. More advanced students learn techniques for swarm capturing, hive splitting, and queen rearing. All participants learn the attributes needed to be successful in the commercial beekeeping industry.

Redemption Coffee – Barista Program

Redemption Coffee offers incarcerated persons the opportunity to learn skills needed to enter and thrive in a professional coffee environment. We are focused on reducing reoffending through coffee. At our state-of-the art coffee shop, students follow a four-part Specialty Coffee curriculum and serve a wide variety of coffee and tea beverages to patrons at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center. Students are taught how to taste and recognize flavor profiles in coffee, calibrate espresso, pour latte art, and the principles of roasting. Upon leaving the facility, we arrange for student interviews with our community partners. This program gives the incarcerated persons a strong foundation for success and a future in the industry that reaches far beyond barista.

Behavioral Treatment Programs

In order to provide effective treatment programming, the Reentry Services Unit utilizes a team comprised of Sacramento Sheriff’s Office staff, community based providers, and evidence based programming to aid offenders in experiencing and maintaining a sober and crime-free lifestyle. Treatment focuses on the recognition of offender substance abuse issues, cognitive self-change, strategies to overcome addiction, and ways to maintain a clean lifestyle through recovery. Substance abuse treatment programs include:

Substance Misuse

The goal of this program is to educate participants in the biological, psychological, and social ramifications of addiction and chemical dependency and introduce them to appropriate options for recovery.

Relapse Prevention

This course focuses on the faulty thinking process which leads to relapse while identifying high risk situations and relapse triggers. Participants create an individualized relapse prevention preparing them for situations that may challenge their plans for positive change.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Vivitrol® is a cutting edge medication used to treat opioid and acute alcohol dependence. This medication is a suspended release naltrexone injection which provides dependent individuals thirty days of treatment per does. Unlike opioid treatment medications of the past, Vivitrol® is a non-intoxicant non-narcotic treatment which through a local pilot project has shown great success in our post-release population.

In addition to substance abuse, the area of treatment also encompasses personal development courses that assist participants in creating a stable foundation for themselves in terms of emotional and physical responses to life situations and events. Topics explored in the area of personal development focus on offender experiences that contribute to criminal behavior such as abuse, trauma, confidence, victimization, loss, gang involvement and criminal lifestyle. Personal development programming includes:

Anger Management

Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center partners with a Sacramento County Certified Batterers Treatment provider to offer offenders the strategies needed to stop their pattern of violent behavior and be accountable to themselves, their families, and their community.

Thinking for Change

Guided by evidenced-based curriculum, this program teaches social skills, cognitive self-change and problem solving strategies. It is designed to help participants set personal and professional goals.

Courage to Change

A cognitive behavioral therapy course addressing criminogenic risk factors through interacting journaling. Topics covered are social values, responsible thinking, self-control, peer relationships, family ties, leisure, and recreation.

Living in Balance

In this course, participants learn how to live a balanced lifestyle by learning ways to reduce stress, problem-solve and understand human needs and social relationships.

Jail Industries (RCCC)

12500 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757
916-874-1804(no inmate information)

Public Hours:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday(closed weekends & holidays)

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office Jail Industries Program provides skill training to the inmates, while at the same time producing goods for government agencies and non-profit organizations. Inmates at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center who successfully complete the training receive a certificate of completion that outlines their level of competency. The program is self-sufficient; revenue earned by selling the products support the program. The Sheriff’s program is highly regarded in the State of California.

Jail Industries Flyer Engraving Order Form Welding Order Form
    Jail Industries trains inmates by providing the following products and services:
  • Banners
  • Metal and Plastic Signs
  • Nameplates
  • Awards
  • Plaques
  • Color Copying
  • Business Cards
  • Vehicle Decals
  • and much more.

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