The Riverside Arts Council offers programs in the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC), California Institute for Men (CIM) and California Institute for Women (CIW) in Region 14: San Bernardino/Riverside. Our programs include theatre arts and creative writing. Within the framework of the theatre program is an underlying therapeutic value that involves reactions, expressions, vocal inflection and physical posture. Participants in both theatre and creative writing are taught self-expression and organization of thoughts, as well as methods of presentation. They break down text, looking between the lines for clues as to thought processes and reactions while studying emotional and physical responses. Our goals are based around reducing the rate of recidivism. Participants learn to become more tolerant of others, as many do not mix outside of their race. They learn how to respond to constructive criticism, as well as how to provide it. This program is a partnership between RAC, the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.