With over 20 years combined experience in the privatization of community corrections, Specialized Programs has developed, initiated, and refined programs to maximize the benefits of the limited resources available.
Specialized Programs uses contracted for-profit and non-profit companies and governmental agencies in order to ensure that the Parole Division’s mission is carried out. Contracts cover Sex Offender counseling, Mental Health counseling, polygraph examinations, and drug and alcohol testing.
Counseling and polygraph services are subsidized by the Parole Division, making the offender responsible for partial payment in the event the offender has the ability to pay. There are currently contracts among different sites that provide subsidized counseling slots available for offenders throughout Texas.
To assist with offenders who have special mental health needs, the section and the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI) have contracts with four local MHMR authorities to provide case management and rehabilitative services. TCOOMMI also contracts with other MHMR centers throughout the state and Parole Officers have access to case management and treatment services for MI/MR offenders.
For more information contact Specialized Programs:
Director of Specialized Programs
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: (512) 406-5750