Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
Tools for Re-Entry
Travis County Re-entry Success Guide
(February 2014, 69 pages)
"A New Start" Texas Re-entry Service Guide
(Summer 2010, 215 pages)
*There is not a newer version. Still a valuable guide.
Texas Law Library Reentry Resources for Ex-Offenders: Community Resources
3404 South FM 973
Del Valle, TX 78617
SMART is a community corrections based substance abuse treatment
and offender rehabilitation program for males and females.
Residential and Continuing Care services are offered. It is a specialized
treatment program designed to meet the needs of offenders and is
operated by Travis County Community Supervision and Corrections
Department (CSCD) and funded by the Texas Department of Criminal
Justice - Community Justice Assistance Division.
Travis County Drug Diversion Court- SHORT
Program for Adults
(The System of Healthy Options for Release and Transition)
Judge Joel Bennett
205 West 9th St.
Austin, TX. 78701
Contact: Sharon Caldwell-Hernandez
The Drug Diversion Court is a year long program for defendants who
have been arrested with felony possession of controlled substance
offenses. The SHORT Program Offers a broad array of treatment referrals,
in-house alcohol and drug education classes, and dismisses drug
charges when the client successfully completes the program.
Travis County Juvenile Drug Court
Judge Bill King
Travis County Juvenile Probation Department
2515 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
Contact: Kathy Smith
The Juvenile Drug Court (JDC ) effectively serves post-adjudicated
youth with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues
who are 13.6 to 17 years old, have not been adjudicated for a felony
violent offense, have been assessed to need drug treatment services
and have a minimum of six to twelve months of probation.
This strength-based program utilizes accountability by providing
weekly court reviews, intensive supervision, and immediate linkage
of substance abuse, case management and mental health services to
increase participation in treatment, education, and compliance with
conditions of probation.
Williamson County DWI/Drug Court
Judge Tim L. Wright
405 M.L.K. Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
Contact: Diane Lowder
Intensive 1 year rehabilitation program for repeat drug and DWI
offenders offers counseling, outpatient treatment, and support groups.
Limited availability. Offenders must qualify.