December 1, 2007, Report on the Monitoring of Community Supervision Diversion Funds Released
The 79th Texas Legislature allocated approximately $55.5 million in additional diversion program (DP) funds to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD) for Strategy A.1.2 Diversion Programs for FY 2006-2007. Additionally, the 80th Texas Legislature provided significant new funding for the FY 2008-2009 biennium intended to further strengthen community supervision.
Funding To Be Utilized By Community Supervision
- $32.3 million increase for 800 new Community Correctional Facility beds
- $10.0 million increase in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
- $10.0 million increase in Basic Supervision funding
- $63.1 million increase for 1,500 new Substance Abuse Felony Punishment (SAFP) Treatment beds
- $28.8 million increase for 1,400 new Intermediate Sanction Facility (ISF) beds (shared with parole)
- $10.0 million increase for Mental Health treatment through Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI)
These funds are intended to strengthen community supervision by reducing caseloads, increasing availability of substance abuse treatment options, reducing revocations to prison by utilizing progressive sanctions models, and providing more community supervision options for residential treatment and aftercare.
The Community Justice Assistance Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has released a combined December 1, 2007 Report on the Monitoring of Community Supervision Diversion Funds and on the Implementation and Effectiveness of Funds Appropriated for the Purposes of Providing Grants to DWI/Drug Courts.
To view this combined report please click the following link December 1, 2007 Report on the Monitoring of Community Supervision Diversion Funds