SOU is a specialized unit responsible for the community supervision of adult sex offenders. The mission of the unit is to stabilize sex offenders by addressing their needs through structured supervision and treatment services designed to reduce the likelihood that he/she will re-offend. SOU operates the program consistent with TDCJ-CJAD standards section 163.38 Sex Offender Supervision. Eligible and court-ordered sex offenders are placed directly into the program upon being granted probation.
The DWI Drug Court Intervention and Treatment Program seeks to increase supervision and treatment services for alcohol addicted offenders, thereby reducing the likelihood of continued alcohol dependency for those served by the program. The program accepts non-violent offenders with a history of alcohol addiction and an emphasis on DWI cases. Participants may be directly court ordered when sentenced or modified in lieu of revocation or as a consequence of a violation of terms of supervision. Upon entry into the program, the participant will be clinically assessed using the Clinical Management for Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS) to determine his/her substance abuse level of care and mental health treatment needs. If mental health services are found to be needed, coordination or services will be made with service providers. In addition to ongoing alcohol testing, the probation officer and surveillance officers will monitor the participant’s activities in the community and report regularly to the drug court team to assure accountability for their progress in the program.
The Aftercare Program is the only program available for clients who have been released from the West Texas Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center. The Aftercare Program was implemented to increase the positive long-term offender changes through the provision of post-residential services.
The Gang Intervention Caseload is an intensive supervision program designed to address the needs of gang offenders on community supervision through its supervision and treatment referrals. The program provides specialized supervision for offenders sentenced to community supervision, who have been identified by law enforcement, the community supervision officer, juvenile probation, the institutional division or by self-admission as a gang member or gang participant. The mission of the Gang Intervention Caseload is to stabilize high-risk gang offenders by addressing their needs through structured supervision and providing access to therapeutic service to reduce criminal and anti-gang involvement.
The Mental Health Initiative caseload that targets high-risk/high-needs felony offenders, and high-risk/high-needs misdemeanor cases on a limited and space-available basis. The offenders served under the MHI caseload will have a priority population diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) 50 or below. Offenders are referred by Courts/Judges, Community Supervision Officers, Families, and Attorneys. Once placed in the MHI caseload offenders are referred to Emergence Health Network for Continuity of Care.
The 384th Adult Drug Court seeks to increase supervision and treatment services for chemically addicted offenders in El Paso County, thereby reducing the likelihood of continued chemical dependency for those served by the program. The program accepts non-violent offenders with a history of drug addiction. Participants may be directly court ordered when sentenced or modified and in lieu of revocation or as a consequence of a violation of terms of supervision. Upon entry into the program, the participant will be clinically assessed using the Clinical Management for Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS) to determine his/her substance abuse level and mental health treatment needs. In addition to ongoing alcohol and drug testing, the probation officer and surveillance officers will monitor the participant’s activities in the community and report regularly to the drug court team to assure accountability for their progress in the program.
TAIP provides screening, assessment, case management, referral, and counseling services for offenders who are supervised by West Texas CSCD. An offender is eligible for TAIP if they are indigent and are determined to be in need of substance abuse services. TAIP clinically screens all newly probated offenders who are court ordered to the supervision of our department using the Clinical Management of Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS). If an offender is chemically dependent based on the outcome of the clinical referred to the appropriate referral which can include residential, intensive outpatient and supportive outpatient.
The West Texas Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Facility (WTBHRTC) is a multi-phased comprehensive treatment program that offers an array of psych-education classes and counseling services to address identified resident needs such as substance abuse treatment, development of cognitive and life skills, stress/anger management, and assistance with education and employment referrals to offenders with underlying factors such as alcohol and drug abuse that may contribute to criminal activity. Upon entry into the program, residents will be clinically assessed using the Clinical Management for Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS) to determine his/her substance abuse level and mental health treatment needs.
The mission of the Domestic Violence Caseload is to provide increased accountability for domestic violence offenders, a therapeutic component to address the violence, and increase public safety for victims of these offenders. Offenders receive appropriate counseling services and supervision based on the outcome of Clinical Management of Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS) evaluation.
The goal of the Child Abuse Caseload is to provide intensive treatment services to offenders while addressing the criminogenic needs of the offender in order to prevent the incidence of further child abuse and/or maltreatment. The goal is achieved by utilizing an intensive approach to the problems, developing a comprehensive focus on the problems and cultivating a plan which is flexible to the criminogenic needs of the individual offender. By adopting these strategies, offenders can address their parenting problems and empower them to use basic tools needed to succeed in everyday life.
The Substance Abuse Caseload provides specialized supervision for offenders sentenced to probation, who have been identified by the courts or community supervision officers as being high risk. The mission of the Substance Abuse Caseload is to treat these offenders by offering a continuum of care and intensive case management ranging from screening and assessment to acquiring competencies in problem-solving, anger management, understanding the impact of their behavior on others, and ultimately changing addictive thinking and behavior.
The mission of the SAFPF Re-Entry Court is to promote a drug free existence for offenders in El Paso County. Eligible clients for the SAFPF Re-Entry Court are male and female offenders coming from the Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility or those that may be sanctioned into the facility due to noncompliance with their conditions of probation. Unlike other Drug Courts, the SAFPF Re-Entry Court does accept violent offenders. The goal is to increase the positive long-term offender changes through the provision of post-residential services.
The 346th District Court under the direction of the Honorable Angie Juarez Barill has the Veterans Court. This program provides a means to divert eligible Veteran and active service participants from the traditional criminal justice system and provide them support and rehabilitation through comprehensive substance abuse and/or mental health treatment, education, vocational programs and community resource referrals for housing, childcare, and transportation all while being judicially monitored. The Veterans Court is made up of an extensive collaboration of dedicated partners including criminal justice, federal Veteran agencies, and local community veteran's organizations. The target population includes military veterans or active service members who have been charged with felony criminal offense(s) and who are identified with substance dependency and/or serious mental health issues.