CALDWELL, COMAL, AND HAYS COUNTIES CSCD
Community Supervision and Corrections (Adult Probation)
Programs and Classes
Instructions for Course Enrollment:
Classes and Programs are offered in all three Counties (depending on availability)
Clients shall obtain a referral to programs/classes through an Officer ONLY.
Persons not on supervision/probation may contact the Programs Division Headquarters for enrollment and scheduling of any course.
Programs Headquarters: 700 N LBJ Suite #112, San Marcos, Texas 78666 / 512-353-8923; Contact Irene for scheduling (only if you are NOT ON PROBATION)
This is a two session program that covers appropriate budget planning , checking account management, and responsible credit management principles. It is designed for offenders who have histories of poor financial management patterns and for those who fall behind on money owed to the court.
Commitment to Change
Day Treatment Program
Because of a delay for an offender to enter 90-day residential chemical dependency treatment had become as long as six months in duration due to the sheer numbers of persons needing treatment, the Day Treatment Program was created as an initiative in 2003 to alleviate the lengthy waiting period, and to offer the Criminal Courts another alternative to incarceration.
The Program Design includes 120 hours of education and counseling over the course of a six week period. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The curriculum of the Program includes:
· Chemical dependency education and counseling;
· Cognitive-behavioral programming;
· Relapse prevention;
· Orientation to 12-step self-help support groups;
· Tobacco education;
· Education related to HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Infections;
· Awareness of values, attitude and behavior;
· Lifestyle issues pertaining to nutrition, exercise, and leisure time;
· Co-dependency in relationship issues;
· Communication skills and conflict resolution;
· Emotional health;
· Life management skills; and
· Crisis intervention.
Domestic Violence Prevention
Drug Offender Education
· Illegal aspects of drug use/abuse
· History of drug abuse
· Effects of specific drugs
· Downward steps to drug dependence
· Costs of drug use/abuse
· HIV infection
· Values and behavior inventory
· Drug replacements
· Relapse prevention and warning signs
· Personal action plan to remain drug free
· DWI as a social problem, the law and client hostilities toward the criminal justice system
· Physical and psychological effects of alcohol
· Problem drinking and alcoholism
· Decision-making including a plan to prevent future DWI behavior
· Costs vs. benefits of using alcohol
· Good eating & physical/leisure time activities
· Emotional issues
· Communication styles and personal goal-setting
· Family roles in the user/abuser
· Use of 12-step support group (AA/NA) with a local resource guide
· Support network
· Relaxation and creative ways to deal with stress effectively
· Warning signs of relapse
· Drink refusal role-plays
· Personal action plan to avoid future problematic behavior.
DWI-Victim Impact Panel
In-House Out-Patient Program (IHOPP)
· Individual assessment/evaluation
· Individual counseling for crisis issues and relapse prevention
· Ongoing out-patient program services (group or individual).
Life Management Series for Theft Intervention & Life Skills
Male/Female Offender Group
This is a cognitive restructure, long-term (1-2 years) program aimed at confronting criminal thinking patterns to redirect thought processes into pro-social and acceptable ways.
Nature of Marijuana Program
Three session education program for offenders probated for or involved with the use on marijuana. The program looks critically at the illegal actions involved in using marijuana and points out the dangers for people choosing to use this drug in today's world.
Relapse Prevention Group
After completing a treatment program along with a significant number of 12-step (AA/NA) meetings, clients are referred to this program. The focus of this group is awareness and avoidance of "triggers" that may lead to use of drugs or alcohol again, keeping the participant sober, and dealing with the needed changes to maintain the sobriety started in treatment.
Sex Offender Groups
These programs are facilitated by Registered Sex Offender Treatment Providers in Texas and deal with cognitive restructuring of the thinking patterns of offenders under supervision for sex offenses defined by state law.
Victim Impact Panel
A panel of victims of various types of crime (from property to crimes of violence) speak to help offenders understand the full effects that criminal behavior has had on their lives. This free program is offered to criminal offenders whose crime involved a victim.
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