Alternative Incarceration Center (AIC) back to top
Offenders who meet special criteria can keep their jobs instead of going to the jail on Pre-Trial Bond or on the Criminal Housing Alternative Program (CHAP) or the Community Housing Extended Curfew Program (CHEC). Field Officers from the AIC monitor them night and day through unannounced visits to their homes and work.
Community Supervision back to top
Placement of an offender under supervision for a specified length of time, as ordered by a court, with court-imposed rules and conditions. Community supervision (formerly called adult probation) may be ordered for misdemeanor or felony offenses and is generally imposed instead of a jail or prison sentence.
Mens and Womens Community Correction Facility (CCF) back to top
Treat offenders for substance abuse and alcohol dependency. They also offer education and life skills training; they also may offer vocational and employment services in the final phases of the program. The Lubbock and Uvalde centers are the only two in Texas that accept substance-abusing offenders who also have mental impairments or emotional problems.
Deferred Adjudication back to top
A type of community supervision. If the conditions of supervision are met for the time period set by the court, not to exceed two years, no record of the crime will be made.
Direct Supervision back to top
Offenders who are legally on community supervision and who work and/or reside in the jurisdiction in which they are being supervised and receive a minimum of one face-to-face contact with a community supervision officer (CSO) every three months. Direct supervision begins at the time of initial face-to-face contact with an eligible CSO. Local CSCDs may maintain direct supervision of offenders living and/or working in adjoining jurisdictions if the CSCD has documented approval from the adjoining jurisdictions.
Electronic Monitoring (EM) back to top
The use of an electronic device placed on an offender on community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision to monitor his/her location and activities.
Indirect Supervision back to top
Maintenance of a file and/or record of an offender under supervision who meets one of the following criteria: A. an offender who neither resides nor works within the jurisdiction of the CSCD and who receives the supervision in other jurisdictions; B. an offender who neither resides nor works within the jurisdiction but continues to submit written reports on a monthly basis because he is ineligible or unacceptable for supervision in another jurisdiction; C. an offender who has absconded or who has not contacted his community supervision officer (CSO) in person within three months; D. an offender who resides or works in the jurisdiction, but who, while in compliance with the orders of the court, nevertheless, does not meet the criteria for direct supervision; or -offenders who reside and work outside the jurisdiction but report in person and who do not fall under the direct supervision definition.
Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP) back to top
An intensive level of supervision for offenders on community supervision who are at higher risk of violating the conditions of their supervision.
Mentally Retarded Offender Program (MROP) back to top
A program that places mentally retarded releasees on a specialized caseload with a probation officer trained specifically for providing supervision and services that meet these offenders’ special needs. Offender. Generic term that applies to a person under the supervision of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or a Community Supervision and Corrections Department. Parole. The conditional release of an offender from prison, by a Board of Pardons and Paroles decision, to serve the remainder of his/her sentence under supervision in the community.
Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) back to top
An investigation of an offender’s criminal history, family history, work history, and risks and needs, conducted by a community supervision officer. The resulting Pre-Sentence Investigation Report (PSIR) is considered by the court prior to sentencing. Probation.
Restitution back to top
Repayment for having committed a crime. Restitution can be made to a specific victim in a dollar amount to repay for damages or can be made to society by working without pay for a non profit or governmental agency.
Revocation back to top
The act of removing an offender from community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision due to the offender violating the conditions of his or her supervision and/or committing a new crime.
Sex Offender (SO) back to top
Offenders who have been sentenced for committing a sexual offense, have a past conviction for an offense involving sexually deviant behavior, have displayed sexually deviant behavior in the commission of any offense, or have admitted committing sexually deviant behavior. Sex offenders require a higher degree of supervision than other offenders. The sex offender program makes frequent home visits and scrutinizes their progres in counseling.
Special Need Offenders back to top
Offenders with special mental health or mental development problems receive unique guidance from trained officers.
Specialized Caseloads back to top
The grouping of offenders on community supervision who share a particular problem, such as mental or physical impairments. Caseloads are kept small, usually about 40 offenders, and are supervised by officers who are trained to work with that particular problem area.
Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) back to top
A secure residential program which provides substance abuse treatment and counseling to non violent felony offenders whose substance abuse problem contributed significantly to their committing a crime. Upon completion of the program, the offenders are returned to community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision.
Supervision Plan back to top
A plan for supervising offenders on community supervision. Developed by a community supervision officer, based on an assessment of the offender’s needs and his or her level of risk to society.
Treatment Alternative to Incarceration Program (TAIP) back to top
Program provides screening, assessment and referral services to offenders arrested/sentenced for a substance abuse related offense, or who have a history of substance abuse.