California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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If you were in charge, what would you do to make California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation a better place to work?

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Get rid of employees that see inmates as "subhuman". This flawed approach only leads to lack of trust on both sides and no possibility of enlightenment through education and job training. Many of these "Subhuman criminals" will return to the streets and if treated like some suggest... as the enemy and not worthy of redemption, then that is what they will be... and when those you treat as such do return to the only life you left them to know by not doing your job, don't cry when that crime and violence lands on your doorstep... be the solution not the problem.

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Support your staff! Do not side with inmates! They are in there for a reason! Criminals!

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Better equipped; more training

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I think the department is ran very well the way it is. I would not change a thing

Answered - Office Assistant (Former Employee) - Chino, CA

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Create programs for incest survivors-much needed because there are non and a significant number are victims of incest.

Answered - Psychologist (Former Employee) - Norco, CA

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Try and make it so people would work closer together and be team like my yard ran and people enjoyed working.

Answered - Correctional Sergeant (Former Employee) - Vacaville, CA

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I would radically restructure the Nursing management staff. Leadership training is necessary for this type of environment. When you don’t establish proper leaders, the rest of the staff stops caring about what they are doing. This should never happen in the medical field.

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Addition of partnerships in learning with current evidence based practices. Motivation Theory and Family Practice Theory as continuing education credits and succession training.
Review and amend applicant pool to include qualified academics and clinicians with Knowledge, Skills and Abilities in Social work and Motivational Theory.

Answered - State Parole Agent III (Supervisor) (Current Employee) - San Diego, CA

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If I were in charge at C.D.C.R, I'd offer some type of benefits to workers that go above and beyond for the job.

Answered - Electrician (Former Employee) - Imperial, CA

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I would give recognitions and incentives to deserving staff.

Answered - Office Technician (T) (Former Employee) - Avenal, CA

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