Date of Award

Fall 2012

Access Restriction

Campus Access only research projects

Degree Name

Master of Science


Systems Engineering

School or College

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Arnold Galloway


With a "return to prison rate" at about 70% for the last several years the State of California is suffering from a debilitating rehabilitation process. With the State facing budgetary obstacles it is imp01iant to implement some type of rehabilitation process that can be sustained with cunent budget constraints but also be effective in reducing the imnate "return to prison rate". That is why this paper focuses on the Scholar Rehabilitation Success (SRS) process.

The objective of the SRS process is to help the prison inmate:

  • Increase his or her awareness of self
  • Obtain job/vocational training in order to be a Responsible and Accountable citizen
  • Be prepared to re-integrate into society and lower inmates likelihood of re-offending

In order to be able to accomplish this objective the SRS process will be implemented utilizing the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF). DODAF is a great tool because it addresses how critical information (i.e. inmates needs) is exchanged between people and/or entities as well as type, frequency and nature of the information being exchanged. Additionally, the operational views enable the user to decompose crucial activities. In order to better understand this, the SRS process is shown below with each of the activity models (R1, R2, and R3) showing inputs and outputs. Using DODAF each of these activity models will be broken down ( decomposed) individually. That is the beauty of DOD AF, decomposition of activity models allows for thorough evaluation of each step in the SRS. Therefore, utilizing DOD AF techniques the SRS process can provide viable solutions while acknowledging budget constraints.

Proposed solutions found in the SRS are a result of articles/journals from subject matter experts as well as interviews with parole agents. It is also recognized that proposed solutions must be scrutinized through proper state representative and implementation of solutions can be overturned. Additionally, it is not the intent of the paper to dismiss any mandated court orders as it is understood that the State has no option but to adhere to those provisions.

OttoJimenez_Systems_Presentation_2012.pdf (5633 kB)
Oral Presentation