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Female Offender Treatment Program

Female Offender Treatment Project (FOTP)


Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Please visit the DHCS website. Read more...


ADP's Office of Criminal Justice Collaboration (OCJC) oversees the operations of the Female Offender Treatment Project (FOTP).

The FOTP derives funding from the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant, provides residential and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and recovery services to female parolees in four counties. FOTP funding provides up to six months (180 days) of alcohol and drug treatment services to each participant.

The project:

  • Improves female parolee outcomes as evidenced by fewer drug-related revocations and related criminal violations.
  • Supports the parolee's reintegration into society by encouraging a clean and sober lifestyle.
  • Reduces State General Fund costs for incarceration and parole supervision.