How to File Complaints

Overview Attorney Discipline

Attorney Complaint Form - PDF

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - California

 Office of Inspector General - How to File a Complaint [Prisons]

 Board of Corrections, Serve Jails, Probation & Juvenile Facilities

CERES Environmental Law, Regulation, and Policy

State Personnel Board

Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training - Formal Appeals and Grievances

Commission of Judicial Performance -How to File A Complaint

Commission of Judicial Performance - Complaint Form

California Medical Board - Consumer Complaints

Title 15 - PDF Download

File complaints on oppressive wardens with 
Senator Gloria Romero
State Capitol, 
Room 5051
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-1418
Fax (916) 445-0485

California Department of Health Services P.O. Box 942732
Sacramento, CA  94234-7320 

Citizen's Complaints

Procedure for Processing Citizen's Complaints

Citizen's Complaint Against Employee of CDC


Acting Chief
Division of Occupational and Health 

455 Golden Gate Avenue, 10th Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94102 
(415) 703-5100 
Fax (415) 703-5135

Deputy Chief 
Cal/OSHA Enforcement

2100 East Katella Avenue, Suite 215 
Anaheim, California 92806 
(714) 939-8093 
Fax (714) 939-8094 

Federal Complaints

Complaints about programs, services, or activities related to law enforcement or public safety; administration of justice, including courts and correctional institutions; commerce and industry, including general economic development, banking, finance, consumer protection, insurance, and small business; State and local government support services (e.g., audit, personnel, comptroller, administrative services); and all other government functions not assigned to other designated agencies should be directed to:

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennslyvania Avenue, N.W.
Disability Rights Section, NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530

More Information

Check out the CDC’s website:
You can find the contact information for each prison in California, including the name of the warden.
California Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
(916) 445-7688

Deputy Director
Health Care Services Division
California Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
(916) 323-0229

Assistant Deputy Director
Health Care Services Division
California Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
(p) (916) 324-0876; (f) (916) 327-0545

Plata Implementation Coordinator (person hired to oversee implementation of Plata, the statewide medical conditions lawsuit)

Health Care Services Division
California Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
(916) 327-6910

Regional Administrator (Northern, Central, and Southern Regions)
Health Care Services Division
California Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
Phone numbers:
Northern Region—(916) 327-8677
Central Region—(916) 327-1577
Southern Region—(916) 327-9767 and/or (909) 715-0138

CDC Ombudsman (person hired to intervene to resolve disputes within the CDC)
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
(916) 445-1773

Where to File Complaints with the CDC
Where to File Complaints with the
Department of Corrections

Office of Inspector General (investigates allegations of misconduct by state correctional agencies)
P.O. Box 348780
Sacramento, CA 95834-8780
(916) 445-1748
Toll free: (800) 700-5952
(f): (916) 928-4667

In order to ensure that your concerns are properly addressed, you may wish 
to contact the Inspector General's Office directly at:

          3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 220
          Sacramento, California  95834

Thelton E. Henderson
United States District Judge
United States District Court
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Senior District Court Judge Lawrence K. Karlton (LKK) 
501 I Street, Suite. 4-200 
Sacramento, CA 95814 

California Prison Health Care Receivership Corporation
501 J Street, Suite 605
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 323-1221
Fax: (916) 323-1257 

San Francisco
California Prison Health Care Receivership Corporation
450 Golden Gate Avenue
Law Library, 18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone and Fax: (415) 522-4067 

Due to staffing changes, we are temporarily unable to answer web-based inquiries. We apologize for the inconvenience.

California Board of Corrections (establishes standards for health and safety in jails)
600 Bercut Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-5073

Filing Complaints with State Medical Licensing Agencies

Complaints about Physicians
Medical Board of California
Central Complaint Unit
1426 Howe Avenue, Suite 54
Sacramento, CA 95825-3236
(p) 916-263-2424
Toll-Free 1-800-633-2322
Consumer Information Unit 916-263-2382
(f) 916-263-2345

Where to File Complaints
Where to File Complaints with
other Agencies

Complaints about Dentists
Dental Board of California
1432 Howe Ave, Suite 85
Sacramento, CA 95825-3241
(p) 916-263-2300
(f) 916-263-2140

Complaints about Registered Nurses
Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
(p) 916-322-3350
(f) 916-327-4402
Toll-Free License Verification Number - 800-838-6828

Complaints about Certified Nursing Assistants
Department of Health Services
Licensing and Certification
Aide and Technician Certification Section
Attn: Enforcement Unit
1800 Third Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 942732
Sacramento, CA 94234-7320
(p) 916-322-1084
(f) 916-324-1054

Complaints about Licensed Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians
Many Medical Technical Assistants (MTAs) are also Licensed Vocational Nurses
Board Of Vocation Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
(p) 916-263-7800
(f) 916-263-7859

Complaints about the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Central California Women’s Facility
Health Facilities Evaluator
Licensing and Certification
Department of Health Services
7170 North Financial Drive, #110
Fresno, California 93720
(p) 559-437-1500
(f) 559-437-1555 

Secretary Matt Cate CDCR FAX 916-442-2637 
CDCR Division of Adult Institutions Suzan Hubbard FAX 916-322-2877 
Joseph Stein FAX 916-323-2886 
Mule Creek State Prison Warden Michael Martel FAX 209-274-4861
 Asst. Warden Lonnie Jackson FAX 209-274-5917 
Dr. Heatley FAX 209-274-5917 
Dr. Shelly Minor FAX 209-274-5218
 Ms. Thomason FAX 209-274-5218 
J. Clark Kelso, Receiver Fax 916-323-1257 
Dr. Winslow Fax 916-322-1392 
Divison of Correctional Health Services Controlled Correspondence & Litigation Management Unit Attn: Teresa Kimura-Yip P. O. Box 942883 Sacramento, CA 94283-0001 
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Fax 916-558-3160
Armstrong & Coleman Monitors (510) 280-2704 


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