|1. Electronic Monitoring---
The most restrictive tool in paralyzing an offenders mobility. Electronic
Monitoring is currently used in lieu of incarceration, as a condition of bond and as a condition of their community supervision. The system
monitors the absence or presence of an offender at a given location at
a specific time.
2. Urinalysis--- Urine testing
is used to determine whether or not an offender is involved with illegal
as well as to monitor ongoing offender compliance with the community supervision
of avoiding drug and/or alcohol use. Kleberg County CSCD operates
their own lab, with the Abbott ADX Laboratory system.
3. Employment Program---
A job search model is used for preparing the offender for the job market
and helping him acquire and maintain satisfactory employment. Some
job development with local businesses is also available to offenders.
The job search specialist also networks with the local office of the Texas
Workforce Commission and JTPA.
4. Education Program---
The department currently employs an Educational Specialist, and networks
with the Kingsville Community Education Center, the Kingsville Public Library,
JTPA, Texas A&M, Kingsville Literacy program, to provide educational
testing/assessment, literacy classes or tutoring, and classes in adult
basic education or G.E.D. preparation.
5. Community Service Restitution---
A condition of community supervision which mandates an offender work a specified number
of hours at a community service project in order to make restitution to the
community for the crimes committed. The Court may also, under certain
conditions, require a defendant to serve CSR in lieu of confinement in
a county jail or in lieu of court-ordered financial obligations such as
fine, court costs, attorney fees, etc. The offender is not financially
compensated for services performed while accruing CSR hours.
6. Anger Management Program---
An aggression control group for males and females. The counseling
experience addresses multiple issues, e.g. personal, familial, criminal,
social and anger-coping skills. Modalities used for this program include
emphasis on cognitive restructuring, living skills development, role-playing
and some thematic based learning approach. The program module duration is
set for a 30-hour counseling experience.
7. Alternatives To Sexually
Abusive Behaviors Group--- The Sex Offender population is served
by a contract Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is supervised by a member of the Texas Sex Offender Registry. Offenders
receive six (6) monthly hours of therapy including some individual sessions
as needed. Offenders go through a transition of increased treatment
hours based on attendance, admission of offense, participation and progress
evaluated by the LPC, Supervisor for Counseling Services and the Community
Supervision Officer. The program modality relies
heavily on recognizing and accepting personal responsibility, victim empathy,
recognizing the deviance cycle of sexually offensive behavior crimes, cognitive
restructure, confrontation, personal history (possible victimology), coping
skills and the translation of personal rage through criminal sexual behaviors.
8. Texas DWI Education
Program--- Article 42.12, Section l3(h),Code of Criminal Procedure requires
persons convicted of first offense DWI and receiving probation, to attend and
successfully complete an educational program certified by the Texas Commission
on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Failure to complete the program within l80 days
(unless an extension was granted) from the date probation was granted will
result in the offender's license being revoked. The license cannot be reinstated
until the educational program is completed. The standardized program is 12 hours
in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about
alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify
their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them
in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior.
Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Texas
laws relating to DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans, alcohol/drugs and
driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of
assistance, costs of DWI, and decision-making.
9. Texas Alcohol Education Programs
Minor in Possession (MIP) Program)---
Section 106.115, Alcoholic Beverage Code, requires minors convicted of first or
subsequent offenses for the purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic
beverages to attend an alcohol awareness course approved by the Texas Commission
on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in addition to assessing a fine. If a TCADA approved
course is not available, the court shall require the defendant to perform 8-12
hours of community service. Failure to complete the alcohol awareness course or
community service within 90 days of conviction will result in a license
suspension of up to 6 months. TCADA has adopted minimum operational requirements
for alcohol awareness programs seeking our approval. Administrator/instructor
training in the use of the standardized curriculum is offered quarterly.
The standardized program is six hours in length
and is designed to help participants increase their knowledge about alcohol and
drugs among young people. The curriculum contains information on the following
topics: societal values related to alcohol consumption by minors, the influence
of alcohol advertising on young people, the physical, social and psychological
effects of alcohol upon young people; the relationship between motor vehicle and
other accidents and alcohol use; relevant laws relating to the purchase,
possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors, drinking patterns
and problems of young people including abuse and addiction and decision making
skills. Training for instructors and administrators in the use of the curriculum
is on going.
10. DWI Repeat Offender Education
Program--- Article 42.12, Section 13(j), Code of Criminal Procedure requires
persons convicted of subsequent DWI offenses to attend a program for
"repeat offenders" approved by TCADA. Failure to complete the program
will result in the offender's license being revoked until the program has been
completed. This standardized program is 32 hours in length and is designed for
multiple DWI offenders and/or others who have alcohol/drug related problems for
which the first offender program was not designed to address. The program
purpose is to intervene in the alcohol/drug abusing lifestyles of the offenders
in order to encourage entry into treatment where indicated as well as to prevent
further substance abuse related problems. Specific course topics include
lifestyle issues, values, self-esteem, positive thinking vs. irrational beliefs,
responsibility, physiological/psychological effects of drugs, alcoholism,
chemical dependency, how drug abuse effects family members, co-dependency,
Al-Anon, treatment options, l2-Step Self-Help Groups, peer pressure, relapse
prevention, problem solving and action planning.
11. Texas Drug Offender Education
Program--- Section 521.371-521.377, Texas Transportation Code (formerly
Article 6687b, Section 24B, Texas Civil Statutes) states that persons
convicted of misdemeanor or felony drug offenses will automatically have their
licenses suspended for a period of six months. In order to have their license
reinstated, they must attend and successfully complete an education program on
the dangers of drug abuse approved by TCADA. Failure to complete the program
will result in the license being revoked indefinitely until the education
program is completed. The standardized program is 15 hours in length and is
designed to increase the knowledge of drug offenders by educating them on the
dangers of drug abuse and associated illegal activities, to identify their own
individual drug-use patterns, and to assist them in developing a personal
action plan which will reduce the probability of suffering the consequences of
future drug using and illegal behavior. Specific course topics include
history of drug abuse, drug/DWI laws, dynamics of drug use, drugs of abuse,
how drugs work, cost of use and abuse, health issues, HIV, interpersonal
relationships, deglamorization of drugs, values and behaviors, past and
desired behaviors, getting control of your life, resource options, and
personal action planning. (Not applicable to deferred adjudication).
Program--- Antabuse is the more common brand name of Disulfiram which is
primarily used as an aid for enforced sobriety from alcohol in efforts to
apply supportive treatment/counseling. Participants are medically
cleared prior to ingesting medication and remain under medical supervision for
the course of ingestion (usually six months). As part of the program,
offenders may be required to attend Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient or
Relapse Prevention Counseling Services.
Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA)--- These self-help groups are
set up on the principles, guidelines and traditions of AA. Groups are
free, open to the public and operate out of anonymity to provide support to
members and non-members. There is no affiliation with any one group
other than carrying the message of sobriety to those who want it.
Offenders provide sign-in verification sheets as proof of their Court-ordered
attendance or adjunct counseling recommendations.
Ignition Interlock--- This device is Court-ordered for all Felony DWI
repeat offenders. This device is designed to measure and record an
offender's Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level before operating a motor
vehicle. If BAC is below the set legal limit (<.08 BAC) the vehicle
will start however, if BAC is above the set legal limit (>.08 BAC), the
vehicle will not start. The device is designed to record all BAC
readings, vehicle starts and stops, violations, etc., as well as the date and
time of each event. The events are captured on a computer each time the
offender goes to a service center for monitoring.
Mental Health & Mental Retardation (MHMR)--- This program is
designed to serve individuals with mental illness and mental retardation in
greatest need of services. Community mental health services and
supports, assists individuals in achieving success in having a place to live,
a job and a positive relationship with family and friends. Individuals
access services through the MHMR authority in their county, which links people
with appropriate service providers. Services range from 24-hour crisis
care stabilization & respite to supported employment opportunities,
supportive housing, in-home assistance and more.
Battering Intervention and Prevention Project (BIPP)--- A group program
designed to provide counseling services to perpetrators of family
violence. The curriculum is designed to hold perpetrators of family
violence accountable for their behavior, challenges their belief and value
structures and offers alternatives to their violent actions.