CA Parole Board

The California Board of Parole Hearings is the agency that oversees parole for criminals who have been sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.  The Board is made up of 12 Governor Appointed Commissioners who are responsible for determining the suitability of a life sentenced inmate to be released back into society.

Click here for parole hearing schedules.  They are listed three months in advance.


Victim participation in the parole hearing process is very important.  Our affiliate organization, the iCAN Foundation, has produced a booklet to help victims prepare to attend parole hearings.  Click HERE to download a copy of "A Victims Guide to the Parole Hearing Process".


The booklet is a PDF file.  If you are unable to download the booklet, click HERE to download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free, which will allow you to view the booklet.