Sheriff’s Inmate Training and Education Bureau (SITE-B)
The Sheriff’s Inmate Training and Education Bureau (SITE-B) operates within the Corrections Division of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. SITE-B coordinates and delivers inmate programs and services at all five correctional facilities. These programs and services include comprehensive programs such as our Guidance and Opportunities to Achieve Lifelong Success (GOALS) program with Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) module, Veterans Enrichment and Treatment (VET) program, and the Reentry Services Enhanced Transition (ReSET) Project. Additionally, we offer vocational training courses, such as construction technology, computer information systems, and computer graphic design at the Greybar print shop. SITE-B offers High School Equivalency Testing (HISET) and General Education Diploma (GED), religious and volunteer services, and inmate book services to name a few.
How can we help? Have questions? Have a story how SITE-B programs changed your life? We want to hear from you!!
One of our dedicated team members will be happy to assist with everything from replacing missing certificates to providing resources for a job search. We would like to share your positive message of recovery and success on this website to help others realize they can change too!
Please contact us at SITE-B@riversidesheriff.org
Guidance and Opportunities to Achieve Lifelong Success (GOALS) / Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)
The GOALS/RSAT program is a 20-week evidence-based practice treatment program. Correctional counselors and clinical therapists provide counseling, therapeutic groups, case management, and facilitate cognitive behavioral modules which include Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), lifestyle balance, anger management, substance abuse, relapse prevention, and reentry transitional planning. Teachers provide education and vocational skills training.
Veterans Enrichment and Transition (VET)
The VET program is a 20-week program that targets the needs of veterans and includes linking participants to specific resources, services, and benefits available to veterans of the armed forces. The program incorporates evidence-based practices and curriculum such as MRT, transition planning for reentry, substance abuse treatment, trauma, anger and violence management.
Reentry Services Enhancing Transition (RESET)
RESET project provides transitional planning and resource services for sentenced inmates preparing for release. The project partners with other Riverside County agencies, such as the Department of Public Social Services, Economic Development Agency, Probation, Department of Child Support Services, Riverside University Health System—Behavioral Health, Riverside County Office of Education, as well as community non-profit organizations for benefits and resources to provide support upon release from custody. The services are assessed for individual risks and needs and are focused in areas such as transitional housing, finances, employment, education, support systems, family reunification, physical and mental health, government assistance, vital records, personal identification, and legal concerns.
The Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) operates Desert Edge School (DES) in all five detention facilities. DES is an adult school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Students may enroll in basic academic courses to prepare and take the high school equivalency exam including General Education Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Test (HISET).
Career Technical Education (CTE) vocational courses include occupational skills and hands-on-training in demand for occupations such as Construction Technology, Computer Information Systems, and Graphics Technology/Print Shop Occupations at our Greybar Print Shop.
The Detention Volunteer Program is an integral part of the Corrections Division and its members are the foundation of its success. Our volunteers represent many faith-based organizations and support affiliations and they are committed to public service. Through their efforts they bring encouragement, support, and inspiration to those who attend their services while in custody. Our volunteers are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of people each day.
• All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
• Legal resident of the United States
• No pending misdemeanor or felony court cases
• Valid driver’s license or identification card
• Must form a group of five (unless joining an established group)
• Identify a group leader
• Group must represent a sponsoring organization that is in good standing with the community
We understand that volunteers may have had contact with the criminal justice system in the past and that these life experiences are shared as part of the organization’s message.
Each volunteer application is reviewed case-by-case, but it is generally required that volunteers are free of criminal convictions, probation, parole, and drug use for at least three (3) years. Certain crimes may require a longer period free from criminal conviction.
Application Process and Background Check
The first step to becoming a member of the Detention Volunteer Program is to complete the Security Clearance Application for Detention Volunteer Services. This application can be obtained by clicking on the link below.