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.
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.
Mental Health Initiative (MHI) (back to top)
A program that places mentally impaired offenders on a specialized caseload with a probation officer trained specifically for providing supervision and services that meet these offenders’ special needs.
Pre-Trial Diversion/Intervention (PTD) (back to top)
It is an agreement between the prosecutor and the offender. It usually occurs at the “charge” phase of the process. CSCDs are allowed to supervise these offenders for up to two years and may claim felony cases for funding. The Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) provides first-time offenders with an alternative to traditional prosecution in the criminal justice system. PTI seeks to provide intervention and a second chance through rehabilitative services when those efforts can potentially deter future criminal behavior.
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.
Substance Abuse Caseload (SAC) (back to top)
The grouping of offenders on community supervision who share a particular problem, such as substance abuse issues. Caseloads are kept small, usually about 60 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.
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.