Community Supervision and Corrections Department
Serving the Courts and Communities of Caldwell, Comal and Hays Counties
Programs and Classes
Participants shall obtain a referral to programs/classes through an Officer ONLY.
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and DWI Victim Impact Panel are the only programs available for unsupervised defendants. Unsupervised defendants should contact the Programs Division at 512-353-8923 if they need placement into MRT or DWI Victim Impact Panel programs. All other programs are only available to defendants being supervised by this tri-county District.
The following is a list of programs offered by this Department.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Day Treatment Program
The Day Treatment Program was created as an initiative in 2003 to offer the Criminal Courts alternative to incarceration. In 2006, an Intensive Outpatient Program was initiated through Division Program funds provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division as an additional alternative to incarceration.
The Program Design for the Day Treatment Program includes 120 hours of education and counseling over the course of a six week period. The Intensive Outpatient Program Design includes 60 hours of Education over a six week period. The curriculum of the Programs include:
· Education and counseling relating to Substance Abuse and Substance Use Disorders;
· Cognitive-behavioral intervention (Moral Reconation Therapy);
· Relapse prevention;
· Orientation to Mutual Support Groups;
· Tobacco education;
· Education related to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Infections;
· Awareness of values, attitude and behavior;
· Lifestyle issues pertaining to nutrition, exercise, and leisure time;
· Relationship issues;
· Communication skills and conflict resolution;
· Emotional health;
· Life management skills; and
· Crisis intervention.
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
Moral Reconation Therapy is an evidence based cognitive behavioral intervention program designed to assist with the development of pro-social values, beliefs, and behaviors of individuals in the criminal justice system. The program is open-ended, ongoing, and self-paced lasting 16 – 24 weeks in length. The overall goal is to target criminal risk factors which lead to recidivism and develop cognitive restructuring ultimately aiding the participant to be a productive member of society. MRT is available to unsupervised defendants. Unsupervised placements should contact Programs Division at 512-353-8923.
DWI-Victim Impact Panel
Male/Female Offender Group
This is a cognitive behavioral intervention program administered by a Ph.D. It is a long-term (1-2 years) program aimed at confronting criminal thinking patterns to redirect thought processes into pro-social and acceptable ways.
Relapse Prevention Program
After completing a Day Treatment Program (DTP) or Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP), participants are referred to this Program. Attendance in this program coincides with attendance of a significant number of Mutual Support Group meetings. The focus of this group is awareness and avoidance of "triggers" that may lead to the return of the use of illicit substances and/or alcohol. Upon completion of this Program offenders are referred to the Recovery Works Program described above.
This program is designed for persons serving a form of community supervision and have completed either intensive outpatient treatment or a residential treatment program. Recovery Works is facilitated by counselors employed by this Department as an adjunct to the participants’ involvement with a Mutual Support Group.
Sex Offender Groups
These programs are facilitated by Registered Sex Offender Treatment Providers. The facilitators provide counseling related to cognitive restructuring of the thinking patterns of offenders under supervision for sex offenses defined by state law.
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