West Texas Community Supervision and Corrections
Director Stephen L. Enders

800 E. Overland
Suite 100
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-8120
Fax (915) 546-8130
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John Solis
Drug Court
Coordinator/Bailiff

500 E. San Antonio
Room 906
El Paso, Texas 79915
Phone (915) 546-2134

West Texas Community Supervision and Corrections Department

  • Program Design and Services
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  • The SAFEPF Re-Entry Court is a fifteen (15) to twenty one (21) month program (based on client progress) comprised of these phases. The objectives for each phase are:
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  • Phase I
  • - Report to SAFPF Re-Entry Court Judge once weekly
  • - Abstain from alcohol and other drugs
  • - Attend Narcotic/Alcoholics Anonymous or other support group (frequency determined by the Team)
  • - Complete a clinical assessment
  • - Participate in Transitional Treatment Center groups
  • - Submit to weekly drug screening/testing (Breathalyzer testing and urinalysis screening)
  • - Report to probation officer twice weekly
  • - Identify additional service needs (housing, identification, healthcare, etc.)
  • - Assess educational/vocational needs and the development of individualized goals to meet the identified needs
  • - Refer for psychological evaluation if needed
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  • Minimum Phase Advancement Requirements
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  • - Completion of clinical assessment for placement in community based treatment program
  • - Completion of a minimum of four (4) months in Phase 1
  • - Employment obtained within one (1) month of release from TTC
  • - Sustained employment for a period of thirty (30) days
  • - Completion of Transitional Treatment Center and NA/AA requirements
  • - Submission to all drug screening/testing requirements
  • - Three (3) months without a major sanction
  • - Additional service needs identified and corrective action plan in place (housing, identification, healthcare, etc.)
  • - Ability to keep all appointments with SAFPF Re-Entry Court judge/probation officer/treatment activities
  • - Acquisition of identification for job search, housing, and other service needs
  • - Earn a rating of six (6) prior to advancement
  • - A total of eighty (80) points for Phase I based on Team assessment of weekly progress
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  • Phase II
  • - Abstain from alcohol and other drugs
  • - Report to SAFPF Re-Entry Court Judge on a bi-weekly basis
  • - Attend NA/AA (frequency determined by the Team)
  • - Participate in community based substance abuse treatment program
  • - Enroll in a GED program if proof of a high school diploma cannot be provided
  • - Attain employment if education requirements are met
  • - Develop initial treatment plan
  • - Submit to weekly drug screening (Breathalyzer Testing and urinalysis screening)
  • - Report to probation officer - once weekly
  • - Work community service hours
  • - Pay fees in accordance with fee arrangements
  • - Assess progress toward additional needs identified during Phase I
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  • Minimum Phase Advancement Requirements
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  • - Completion of a minimum of eight (8) months in Phase II
  • - Eight (8) consecutive months without a major sanction
  • - Completion of community based substance abuse treatment program
  • - Current on all fees to probation/treatment provider/court
  • - Ability to keep all appointments with the SAFPF Re-Entry Court judge/probation officer/treatment activities
  • - Current on community services hours and participation in GED program (if required)
  • - Identification and participation in outside support system (ie.NA) with sponsor
  • - Submission to all drug screening/testing requirements
  • - Attainment of employment
  • - A total of ninety six (96) points for Phase II based on Team assessment of weekly progress
  • - Earn a rating of eight (8) prior to advancement
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  • Phase III
  • - Documented participation of weekly attendance in outside support with a sponsor
  • - Complete GED or job training program (if applicable)
  • - Abstain from alcohol and other drugs
  • - Submit to weekly drug screening/testing (Breathalyzer testing and urinalysis screening )
  • - Report to SAFPF Re-Entry Court Judge on a bi-weekly basis
  • - Report to probation officer - bi-weekly
  • - Pay fees in accordance with fee arrangements
  • - Sustain employment for entire phase
  • - Work community service hours
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  • Completion of each phase will be determined by the Team and on the condition that the client has satisfied the established minimum criteria for advancement. Although clients will be required to compete a minimum of 15-monts in the SAFPF Re-Entry Court, the actual length of the program will depend on individual progress, drug test results, the total period for treatment, and adaptation to court supervision.
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  • Program Completion Requirements
  • - Completion of Phase III (3-7 months)
  • - Complete at least 300 community service hours (if assessed less than 300 community service hours, the client must complete all community service hours)
  • - Payment satisfied for program fee
  • - Current on all other assessed fees
  • - Sustain employment for nine (9) consecutive months or once a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) can be obtained in the absence of a high school diploma (If the client is required to earn their GED, they must find and maintain employment for a period of six (6) consecutive months prior to being considered for graduation).
  • - Nine (9) consecutive months without a major sanction
  • - Have a stable habitable, drug free residence prior to graduation
  • - If a client fails to complete the requirements outlined in this section and neglects to forge a plan for relapse prevention, they may be extended in the program
  • - Maintains a score of eight (8) for final four months of phase
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  • Clients are eligible for graduation when they have completed the advancement requirements for Phase I, II, and III and have participated in the program for a minimum of fifteen (15) months.
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  • Point System
  • In addition to meeting objectives for phase advancement requirements, the Team will also numerically evaluate clients during staffing sessions. The numerical rating or point system will be utilized as a tool for determining client readiness for phase advancement and client compliance. While the Team's rating will be the official rating for the week, the client will have an opportunity during their scheduled court appearance to provide a self-evaluation using the point system. The Team will also inform the client of the official rating at that time. A client will not receive points when they are not scheduled to attend court, required to stay in jail while awaiting treatment/residential placement, or when they are on absconder status.
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  • The following rating system is used to award points to program clients:
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  • 1 Point - Resistant, Unwilling/Unable to Change, May Need Termination
  • 2 Points - No Progress, May be Regressing, Relapse
  • 3 Points - Resistant, Lack of Commitment, or Just Going Through the Motions (down from a 4). New commitment to recovery (up from a 2).
  • 4 Points - Progressing, slowly and good planning (presumed commitment to recovery at start of program)
  • 5 Points - Progressing, working & good planning towards discharge from TTC (maximum for controlled setting)
  • 5* Points - Potential Reached, No Further Progress Expected
  • 6 Points - Progressing, Action-Oriented, & Invested (maximum for Phase I)
  • 7 Points - Progressing, Action-Oriented, Non-Resistant & Committed (maximum for Phase II)
  • 8 Points - Maintaining and meeting all requirements (must maintain throughout Phase III)
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  • Eligibility and Exclusions
  • Program Eligibility Requirements:
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  • Eligible clients for the SAFPF Re-Entry Court are male and female offenders housed in a Transitional Treatment Center.