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: 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: 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: 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: 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