The Facility utilizes cognitive classes and Intensive Outpatient/Aftercare classes to try and assist the offender in changing his criminoginic thought processes and to help make them productive citizens. Please see below for the classes that we utilize.
33rd & 424th Judicial District
Intermediate Sanction Facility
Urinalisys Testing: Residents in the employment component will be administered a urinalisys test every other week during an office visit.
Community Service: Residents will perform Community Service as ordered by facility staff
GED: Residents that do not have a high school diploma are required to attend education classes and when the teacher feels they are ready they are scheduled for GED testing. The Intermediate Sanction Facility is currently setting up a GED Testing program onsite strictly for the Residents sanctioned to the Facility.
Project Achieve:is unique in that it is an online program, thus offering the versatility to be completed at a
myriad of locations, even in the offender’s home. ACHIEVE is not limited to only workplace skill
development, but emphasis is placed upon other decision-making constructs to ensure that the probationer
develops the skills necessary to living a productive life in society, and along with the community supervision
officer, provides a framework to explore through behaviors in ACHIEVE assignments that journal pro-social
interactions in developing self sufficiency.
Drug Offender Education Program: Education Resource provides state approved Drug Offender classes certified by Texas Department of State Health Services. This class is for individuals who have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony drug offense. This class will satisfy the requirement for education because of a suspended driver's license. The standardized program is 15 hours in length taught in three-hour segments. It is designed to educate participants on drug abuse. Participants will develop a personal action plan so that they can avoid future drug use and the resulting consequences.
Victim Impact Panel: Victim Impact Panels (VIPs) involve friends, relatives or victims themselves telling a group of offenders the tragic outcomes of crime. A session is typically begun, moderated and ended by a law enforcement officer. The event is highly emotional and the main goal is to prevent offenders from offending again. As Mothers Against Drunk Drivers explains, “The concept of the VIP is not for MADD to point fingers or to place blame, rather it is our effort to raise awareness and change the thinking and behavior of those present” Offenders sometimes report that they will never again drive while impaired by alcohol.
Anger Management: Comprehensive 8 group session program supplemented with one-to-one sessions with counselor. Complete program has a variety of methods employed. Used in all levels of criminal justice.
Moral Reconation Therapy: 12 Step cognitive program that has clients complete homework and present homework in group. Objective criteria employed to assess client completion of each homework assignment. Used in all levels of criminal justice.
Strategies for Self Improvement and Change: Even though many criminal offenders have a history of substance abuse, the link between criminology and substance abuse has, until now, not really been explored in treatment. Strategies for Self Improvement and Change redress that problem and tackle both of these interrelated issues at once. The book draws on two years of research and make use of state-of-the-art techniques for treatment, such as: cognitive therapy; the states of change treatment model; and relapse prevention and assessment measures for individualizing treatment within a group. Their appeal lies in a humanistic approach which will help motivate clients to change negative self-concepts and help break patterns of substance abuse and criminal conduct.
Some resident’s if requested by the sending CSCD or deemed eligible by the ISF Counselor are enrolled in the substance abuse program. Our substance abuse program is 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. A full-time LCDC counselor oversees the structured substance abuse program. The substance abuse component consists of a twelve week intensive treatment plan followed by aftercare. Our counselor employs a spirit of common sense and courtesy which fosters a professional and positive working relationship with the ISF residents.