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Bad Checks

Class Objectives

  • To understand the process of how to change behavior,
  • To discover how attitudes or beliefs can affect my behavior,
  • To understand how to control my attitudes and emotions so that I can take more control of my life,
  • To decide to make positive steps to alter my present behavior,
  • To make a commitment to understand how to create a budget and to balance a checkbook.

Skills Taught

Balancing a checking account, budgeting, responsibility, coping with stress, making healthy choices, determining Wants vs. Needs, shopping for a Bank, Self-improvement and goal setting.

Class Details

  • Available for the Hearing Impaired
  • Hours: 8, 1 Saturday class, 2 evening or morning classes
  • Location(s): Counseling & Education Services Service Center, 5501 Airport Blvd., #102 (Map)
  • Referring Agency: County Attorney's Office
  • Cost: $74.00
  • Payment is due at the beginning of class
  • If you need to reschedule there will be an additional fee of $10.00
  • Payment types accepted: Credit Cards, Money Order or Cashier’s Check ONLY
  • This class is for Misdemeanor I Offenders with deferred prosecution conditions for writing Bad Checks

Shoplifting / Theft

Course Objectives

  • To understand the process of changing negative behavior,
  • To discover how attitudes can override values,
  • To understand how to avoid negative influences,
  • To develop a plan to alter presents behavior,
  • To establish goal-directed behavior patterns,
  • To make a firm commitment to never shoplift again.

Skills Taught

Steps to Self-Improvement, values, listening to your inner voice, Who is a Criminal?, responsibility, trust, budgeting, staying in control, managing stress, choices & consequences, determining Wants vs. Needs and establishing goals.

Class Details

  • Available for the Hearing Impaired
  • Hours: 8, 1 Saturday class or 2 evening classes
  • Location(s): Counseling & Education Services Service Center, 5501 Airport Blvd., #102 (Map
  • Referring Agency: Austin Municipal Courts, Justice of the Peace and County Courts
  • Cost: $74.00
  • Payment is due at the beginning of class
  • If you need to reschedule there will be an additional fee of $10.00
  • Payment types accepted: Credit Cards, Money Order or Cashier’s Check ONLY
  • This class is for Misdemeanor I Offenders with court/probation ordered conditions for Shoplifting or Class C or B Theft

Assault / Misdemeanor

Course Objectives

  • To understand why people use violence,
  • To discover how attitudes can override values,
  • To learn how to identify and control strong emotions,
  • To learn how to develop a plan to alter present behavior,
  • To gain better self-control,
  • To learn to walk away from confrontations,
  • To establish goal-directed behavior patterns,
  • To make a firm commitment to never repeat as a criminal offender.

Skills Taught

What is Violence, values, Who is a Criminal?, managing stress, choices & consequences, staying in control, responsibility, communication, assertive behavior and Steps to self-improvement.

Class Details

  • Available for the Hearing Impaired
  • Hours: 8, 1 Saturday class or 2 evening classes
  • Location(s): Counseling & Education Services Service Center, 5501 Airport Blvd., #102 (Map)
  • Referring Agency: Austin Municipal Courts, Justice of the Peace, County Courts and District Courts
  • Cost: $74.00
  • Payment is due at the beginning of class
  • If you need to reschedule there will be an additional fee of $10.00
  • Payment types accepted: Credit Cards, Money Order or Cashier’s Check ONLY
  • This class is for Misdemeanor I Offenders with court/probation conditions for a charge of Assault (non-Domestic Violence or for a Misdemeanor other than Theft).

Cognitive Life Skills II

Course Objectives

  • To Understand the process of changing negative behavior.
  • To Discover how attitudes affect behavior.
  • To understand how to control attitudes and emotions.
  • To understand how to take better control of life.
  • To decide to take positive steps to alter present behavior.
  • To establish goal-directed behavior patterns.
  • To gain skills in personal responsibility, financial management, interpersonal relationships, job readiness, and self-improvement.
  • To make a firm commitment never to knowingly repeat as a criminal offender.

Skills Taught

Budgeting, managing stress, interviewing for jobs, identifying criminal behavior, responsibility, staying in control, choices & consequences, effects of alcohol and drugs, determining Wants vs. Needs, earning and income, relationship building, communication skills, making healthy choices, Steps to Self-improvement and goal setting.

Class Details

  • Available in Spanish and for the Hearing Impaired
  • Hours: 20, 4 Saturday classes or 5 evening or morning weekday classes
  • Location(s): Counseling & Education Services Service Center, 5501 Airport Blvd., #102 (Map)
  • Referring Agency: Austin Municipal Courts, Justice of the Peace, County Courts and District Courts
  • Cost: $154.00
  • Payment of $154 is due at the beginning of class or half on the first day and remaining balanced due by the last class.
  • If you need to reschedule there will be an additional fee of $10.00
  • Payment types accepted: Credit Cards, Money Order or Cashier's Check ONLY
  • This class is for Misdemeanor II Offenders with court/probation conditions for multiple misdemeanor offenses ( Class B and Class A) or for Felony offenses

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $10.39.

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