Travis County Counseling and Education Services (TCCES) employs licensed counselors to conduct an in-depth diagnostic assessment that measures the degree of alcohol/drug problems a defendant has outside of the current alcohol/drug offense The assessment process will determine where a person is on a continuum between no substance related problems at this time to a mild, moderate or severe substance use disorder. The assessment consists of the use of evidence based instruments and an in-depth interview with the offender. This empirically informed, clinician guided assessment results in a complete profile of the offender. The interview explores employment, family relationships, living arrangements, criminal history, medical and psychological history, alcohol and other drug use history, prior alcohol and other drug education or treatment and a review of the offenders' responses on the assessment instruments.

A recommendation is made for the appropriate level of counseling and education based on the results of the assessment. There are specific courses that the State of Texas mandates offenders must take if convicted of certain offenses. This must also be taken into account when recommending appropriate counseling and education needs for each client. p>

Registration & Cost Information

The Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Assessments are conducted at the Service Center Location at 5501 Airport Blvd., Suite 102. The assessments are conducted on Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30am to 3:30pm or Friday from 7:30am to 11am. EARLY ARRIVAL IS ENCOURAGED.

Assessments can take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY. CES needs a CES Referral Form  (en español from the referring agency/defense attorney. Cost of AOD is $55.00 due at the time of assessment. Fee payable only in Money Order or Cashier's Check, no cash, checks or credit cards are accepted.

Bring any paperwork related to your offense with you i.e. Probation Papers; Bond release paperwork; Protective Order, etc.

Alcohol and Other Drug Classes