​547 West Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, CA 93534  

P (661) 948-8559 F (661) 942-0738

CDCR Creating a Healing Society In-Prison Program






This powerful educational program addresses the impact of human emotional pain and trauma as the root cause and driving force of crime, violence, homelessness, incarceration, unhealthy relationships, and other forms of anti-social and/or self-destructive behavior. It will change the way you view the world. “Creating a Healing Society” can be scheduled for any group of 10 or more. Contact us at 661-948-8559 for more information.

We have provided weekly rehabilitative programming for thousands of people in prison for over 14 consecutive years, and we are currently operating classes in multiple California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities. We have also provided case management, housing and transportation services for hundreds of people on parole over our 25+ years of operation.

It is an empirically established fact that trauma, particularly from adverse childhood experiences[1], has a devastating impact on all human beings. This is an especially important reality for those who are incarcerated and those leaving prisons and jails, significantly traumatic experiences.

Our award-winning, flagship prison rehabilitative class, co-written with a person in prison and our free-world executive staff, the Creating a Healing Society Program (CHSP), explores the significance of human emotional pain and trauma as a major underlying cause of the most serious problems facing our society today. Those without healthy support, particularly traumatized people, too often engage in self-destructive and/or antisocial behaviors.

The Catalyst Foundation stands as a solid link in the chain of support that must undergird the transition from a purely punitive-based system to a social system based on healing and compassion.

[1] Felitti VJ, Anda RF, Nordenberg D, Williamson DF, Spitz AM, Edwards V, Koss MP, et al JS. The relationship of adult health status to childhood abuse and household dysfunction. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. 1998; 14: 245-258 your paragraph here.