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The Honorable Dayna Blazey, 167th District Court

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The Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) Reentry Court is a specialized Drug Court for SAFPF graduates during the aftercare portion of the SAFPF program. Success is recognized and rewarded through incentives; violations are addressed consistently and swiftly with Court administered sanctions.

The Reentry Court uses judicial monitoring with community supervision strategies that focus on reducing recidivism. The involvement of a Judge increases accountability among the Reentry Team and has the potential to improve services. Reentry Court is focused on promoting compliance with Court mandates, increasing participant accountability and offering positive reinforcement.

The SAFPF program has proven to be effective in resolving one of the primary causes of criminal behavior and personal destruction in the offender population. Successful completion of SAFPF has shown to make a marked difference in the lives of offenders and their families.

Program

Treatment
SAFPF Aftercare for a total of 9 months. Progression Advancement Criteria in each Phase of Aftercare is based on the client maintaining sobriety along with compliance with treatment and probation conditions.

Judicial Oversight
Regular court appearances for progress review.

Probation Supervision
Regular office visits with a probation officer to monitor compliance with the program requirements and conditions of probation.

Alcohol/drug testing
Random testing to insure abstinence.

Incentives
The opportunity to change one’s life through intensive treatment, counseling and Judicial support; incentives such as reduced reporting are also incorporated into the program as the participant successfully progresses through the phases.

Sanctions
May be used, to include jail time (as appropriate), or removal from the program for non-compliance with SAFPF Reentry Court requirements.

Program Completion
Participants will graduate from the SAFPF Reentry Court after successful completion from SAFPF Aftercare Continuum and Specialized probation caseload. This will include maintaining sobriety, regularly attending court and participation in the structured aftercare program.

  • Completion of SAFPF and graduation from the program.
  • Assessed as needing restrictive and intensive substance abuse treatment services.
  • Serving a term of Felony-Regular or Deferred Community Supervision.
  • Court ordered.
  • No pending charges or detainer(s).
  • Exhibits no signs of acute alcohol or drug withdrawal and has been detoxified.
  • Physically and mentally capable of participation.
  • Program length (1 year and/or determined by the Court)
  • Participants in the Reentry Court report to the docket once a month or as determined by the Judge.

There is no application process; the program is part of the continuum of care upon release from the inpatient SAFPF facility.

Contact Persons

Cinthya Serrato, CSCD Unit Manager
(512) 854-5712

Ludivina Garza, CSCD Senior Probation Officer
(512) 854-4964

The Honorable Clifford A. Brown, 147th District Court

Felony pretrial diversion is used in Travis County for a group of offenders that meet certain eligibility criteria. Through this program an offender is given a chance to avoid prosecution for an offense through successful completion of a period during which there are no new arrests, and all requirements of the term are completed.

Admission into the program rests in the sole control of the Travis County District Attorney's Office.

The Honorable Brenda Kennedy, 403rd District Court

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The Travis County Drug Diversion Program is a Judge involved multi-disciplinary drug treatment and case management intervention program. The Program is designed to last a minimum of 1 year.

Individuals admitted to the program are non-violent felony offenders who have been arrested on a drug related offense in Travis County.

The Drug Court utilizes evidence based strategies to break the cycle of addictive and criminal behavior by increasing client’s motivation and the acquisition of skills that promote sober living and crime desistance.

Program

Program Structure
The three essential components of the program are Court, Treatment and Case Management. Individuals appear in Court on a regular basis; which allows the Judge to monitor their treatment and program performance. The Treatment component focuses on the acquisition of new skills that address High Risk behaviors that impact long term recovery. Case Management, reinforces skills learned in treatment; while monitoring program compliance and serves as a liaison for ancillary services within the community.

Court Hours
Court is held on Monday evenings. Court appearances are based upon phase advancement which ranges from weekly, bi-weekly to monthly.

Individuals who have a pending felony drug related offense in Travis County are reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office for legal eligibility. Once, the case has been referred to the Program, an initial assessment is conducted to determine clinical eligibility. Final program admission is determined by the Presiding Judge.

For additional information contact the Travis County District Attorney’s Office or Drug Court.

Individuals who have a pending felony drug related offense in Travis County are reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office for legal eligibility. Once, the case has been referred to the Program, an initial assessment is conducted to determine clinical eligibility.

Individuals who are interested in Drug Court may contact the Travis County District Attorney’s Office or Drug Court.

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