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Common Conditions of Community Supervision (Probation) in Collin County, Texas

We are often asked questions about  conditions that people may be asked to complete if they are placed on community supervision.    Below are listed some of the most common, with details provided.  Each case is unique and conditions that may be appropriate in one case are completely inappropriate in another.

SENTENCE RECOMMENDATION AND OTHER PROGRAMS
DWI Education:
12 hour class
State Regulated (certificate goes to Austin)
1st time DWI

REPEAT Offender Class:
32 hour class
State Regulated (certificate goes to Austin)
Any subsequent DWI
VIP: Victim Impact Panel:
2 hr. panel session
Substance Abuse Evaluation + Conditions: Alcohol/Drug offenses
Defendant is evaluated by a certified counselor to determine if further treatment or programs need to be included:
*Outpatient counseling: Supportive Outpatient Program (SOP) or Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP):
*Supportive Counseling
*Intensive Counseling
(length of these programs vary by provider and the offender’s progress)
*In Patient Treatment: length varies; detox can take up to two years
*Residential Treatment: length varies; can be up to two years

DOEP: Drug Offender Education
15 hour class (Crossroads in McKinney has a Fri, Sat, Sun program that covers 15 hours)
State Regulated (certificate goes to Austin)

DLD: Deep Lung Device to monitor alcohol use and prevent offenders from driving under the influence.
*Monthly fee and installation fees vary depending on the provider

SCRAM: Remote alcohol monitoring unit.
Monthly fee and installment fee; monthly fee is $350+

Anger Management:
Level I (4 hour) and Level II (8 hour) classes
No online courses accepted

BIPP: Family violence cases
State Certified Program, locally provided through Hope’s Door and other agencies
27 sessions: 1st session is an evaluation followed by 26 sessions once a week (2 hour classes)
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Marijuana Intervention Program
Hours vary by provider

Parenting Classes:
Length and hours vary by provider
Lesson material vary depending on age of children

Anti Theft:
Level I
Level II (usually for felonies)

Corrective Thinking:
Four-hour course

Driver’s Safety:
DPS regulated course
Clearance Letter:
Letter from DPS indicating you are legal to drive
GPS: Electronic Monitoring; ankle bracelet worn to monitor whereabouts.
Through Surscan, cost is $6 per day.

Psychological Evaluation:
To evaluate the mind, emotions, and behavior of an individual
Psychological evaluation is different from psychiatric evaluation (please be specific when ordering condition)

MRT: Moral Reconation Therapy
Extended cognitive program. Total of 12 Steps (like AA); completion depends on participant progress.

SPECIALIZED CASELOADS: (On all grant-funded caseloads, if the offender is a level 1, they are field visited every month; level 2 offenders are field visited every three months).
Sex Offender Caseload: Specialized caseload; offenders usually stay on this caseload until they are moved to the aftercare portion of their sex offender treatment
*Report twice a month and are seen in the field once a month.
*Felony sex offense charges that plea down to misdemeanors (e.g., to Indecent Exposure) are still placed on sex offender caseload.
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Substance Abuse Caseload: Alcohol/Drug related problems
*Three contacts each month for three months (an office visit, field visit, contact with a family member, counselor, or employer)
*Reduced to two contacts each month for three months or at the officer’s discretion
*A case file review is done after each reduction or increase in contacts.
*Offender is on this caseload until their substance abuse treatment (IOP, SOP, etc.) is complete, then they are moved to a regular caseload.

Mental Health Caseload:
Offenders will be evaluated prior to being placed on this caseload; being on MHMC pre-trial program does not guarantee that an offender will be on the Mental Health Caseload.
*Report twice a month and field visit every month.
*Required to meet with mental health professional and those reports are sent to CSCD
DWI/Drug Court: Misdemeanor and Felony drug courts
Programs are voluntary, three-phase intervention programs for adults who have been charged with one or more qualifying offense who are unable to stay clean and sober. Program involves frequent court appearances, strong judicial supervision, frequent drug testing, group and individual drug/alcohol treatments, frequent home visits, as well as other needed and assigned programs and services.
Veteran’s Court: To qualify for the Veterans Court program, the individual must have served in combat, been injured in combat (including PTSD or related substance abuse issue) and that injury resulted in the commission of a criminal offense. Some offenses are not eligible for entry. Cases will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may even qualify for pre-trial participation (diversion program). The program lasts from 6 months to 2 years, depending on treatment needs and rate of progress.

SCORE: Sheriff’s Convicted Offender Re-Entry Effort (this is NOT an inmate work program!)
This program teaches offenders, through cognitive behavioral and educational techniques, how to make better life decisions. Educational programs within SCORE:
1) Inpatient substance abuse
2) Relapse prevention
3) Life skills
4) Parenting
5) Anger management
6) Corrective thinking
7) MRT
8) Individual counseling
9) Thinking for a Change program
10) Group counseling for men/women
11) Community service hours
12) GED prep and testing
13) Chemical dependency education
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14) SCORE aftercare (after release from inmate phase – 6 months – 1 year)
15) Physical fitness

SAFP:
Treatment facility for felony offenders with substance abuse issues; Offenders wait in our jail for a bed in SAFP facility; then they go through three phases:
1) Incarceration; Regular needs – minimum of 6 months; Special needs – minimum