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
Email Us

Victim Services
Program (VSP)

Luis Montes
Director

800 E. Overland
Suite 100
Room 224
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 313-9712
Fax (915) 313-3847
LMontes@epcounty.com

West Texas Community Supervision and Corrections Department

  • Victim Services Program (VSP)
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  • Terms/Definitions
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Crime Victim - anyone who is directly affected or injured by the criminal conduct of another
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  • Capias - an order of a court to arrest an individual
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  • Community Service - a requirement of community supervision that the probationer provide unpaid labor for a non-profit organization or government agency
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  • Concurrent Sentences - the practice of allowing two or more sentences to be served at the same time
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  • Conditions of Community supervision - the specific terms imposed by the sentencing judge
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  • Consecutive Sentences - the requirement than an additional sentence be served only after a sentence from an earlier trial has been completed.
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  • Defendant / Offender / Probationer (these terms mean the same thing) - the person placed on community supervision
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  • 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
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  • Early Discharge - the conclusion of a community supervision, for good behavior, before the entire term has been completed
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  • 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
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  • Hearing- a court preceding where the judge hears evidence and arguments from the attorneys
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  • Misdemeanor - a less serious criminal offense for which the maximum possible sentence is either confinement in a local county jail or simply a fine.
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  • Modification - a change in the offender's conditions of community supervision
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  • 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
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  • Revoked - an action by the court ending a sentence of community supervision because of a violation of one or more conditions
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  • Restitution - out of pocket losses for items not covered by insurance or any other source
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  • Termination - the conclusion of a community supervision that has not been revoked.