El Paso Community Supervision and Corrections

Magdalena Morales-Aina, LPC-S Director

800 E. Overland
Suite 100
El Paso, Texas 79901-2516
Phone (915) 546-8120
Fax (915) 546-8130
WestTexasCSCD
@epcounty.com

El Paso Community Supervision and Corrections Department

  •   Community Supervision / Probation

    (these two terms mean the same thing) - the suspension of a sentence for a convicted defendant subject to his obeying conditions imposed by the judge

      Community Supervision Officer / Probation Officer

    (these two terms mean the same thing) - a person duly appointed by one or more courts to supervise offenders placed on community supervision

      Crime Victim

    anyone who is directly affected or injured by the criminal conduct of another

      Capias

    an order of a court to arrest an individual

      Community Service

    a requirement of community supervision that the probationer provide unpaid labor for a non-profit organization or government agency

      Concurrent Sentences

    the practice of allowing two or more sentences to be served at the same time

      Conditions of Community supervision

    the specific terms imposed by the sentencing judge

      Consecutive Sentences

    the requirement than an additional sentence be served only after a sentence from an earlier trial has been completed.

      Defendant / Offender / Probationer

    (these terms mean the same thing) - the person placed on community supervision

      Deferred Adjudication

    a form of community supervision; the judge hears evidence of the defendant's guilt but does not actually convict him of a crime

      Early Discharge

    the conclusion of a community supervision, for good behavior, before the entire term has been completed

      Felony

    a more serious criminal offense for which the maximum possible punishment is confinement in a state prison or state jail or the death penalty

      Hearing

    a court preceding where the judge hears evidence and arguments from the attorneys

      Misdemeanor

    a less serious criminal offense for which the maximum possible sentence is either confinement in a local county jail or simply a fine.

      Modification

    a change in the offender's conditions of community supervision

      Motion to Revoke / Violation Report

    a written statement filed by the prosecutor setting out violations of a community supervision and asking the judge to revoke the community supervision

      Revoked

    an action by the court ending a sentence of community supervision because of a violation of one or more conditions

      Restitution

    out of pocket losses for items not covered by insurance or any other source

      Termination

    the conclusion of a community supervision that has not been revoked.