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Reentry and Integration Division

April Zamora, Director, Reentry and Integration Division
April Zamora
Director

Reentry Hotline Number (877) 887-6151

For more information regarding TCOOMMI Medical/Mental Health Continuity of Care Services, Reentry Services or Resources, Identification Documents, or the Wrongfully Imprisoned Program contact us at:

Reentry and Integration Division
4616 W Howard Lane, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78728
Phone: (512) 671-2134
Toll Free: (877) 887-6151
rid@tdcj.texas.gov or tcoommi@tdcj.texas.gov

If you have a resource you would like to be considered for addition to our Reentry Resource Guide please contact us at rid@tdcj.texas.gov.

Reentry Resource Guide

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reentry and Integration Division's actions are guided by legislative mandates, proven best practices and a set of core values designed to establish a comprehensive reentry and integration plan for Offenders involved in the adult criminal justice system.

In order to reduce recidivism, the Reentry and Integration Division provides a three-phased Reentry Program for releasing adult offenders in conjunction with the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI), which coordinates the mental health and medical needs of both juvenile and adult offenders under supervision through established partnerships and targeted state resources.

The Benefits of Hiring Ex-Offenders

Chapter 142 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code limits the liability of an employer who hires persons with past criminal convictions. Should you be interested in providing an opportunity and a second chance and are open to hiring an ex-offender, please contact the Reentry and Integration Division at rid@tdcj.texas.gov or call toll free at (877) 887-6151.

Functional Areas

The Reentry Program provides a three-phased reentry program designed to prepare offenders for a successful return to the community after release from TDCJ.

  • Phase I – Identification Processing – assists eligible offenders in obtaining replacement social security card, certified birth certificate, and state identification card at time of release.
  • Phase II – Assessment and Reentry Planning – completion of risk and needs assessment with individual case planning provided to those at moderate to high risk of re-offending.
  • Phase III – Community Reentry Services – provides post-release individual case management, employment readiness training, and employment services with an emphasis on assisting the formerly incarcerated with obtaining sustainable employment.
  • Veterans Reentry Services – assist veterans in obtaining record of military services, completion of veteran's benefits application, linkage to military peer support services and continuity of care.

The Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI) provides pre-release screening and referral to aftercare treatment services for special needs offenders releasing from correctional settings, local jails, or other referral sources. TCOOMMI contracts with Local Mental Health Authorities across the state to provide continuity of care services for persons on probation or parole by linking them with community based interventions and support services.

  • Medically Recommended Intensive Supervision
    • Eligible offenders may be considered for early release who pose minimal public safety risk, from incarceration to more cost effective alternatives.
  • Mental Health Continuity of Care*
    • Adult Case Management
    • Adult Continuity of Care
    • Jail Diversion
    • Juvenile Probation Case Management
    • TJJD Continuity of Care Services
  • Medical Continuity of Care
    • TCOOMMI staff may secure resources in the community for releasing offenders identified for special needs referrals and services.
  • Wrongfully Imprisoned Program
    • Provides case management services and linkages to medical, dental and mental health services as well as transitional services for those persons released from TDCJ custody who have served all or part of a sentence and were subsequently granted an actual finding of innocence by the courts.

*During the 85th Legislature, SB 1326 required TCOOMMI to approve a form regarding mental illness assessment and written notification to the magistrate. As a result of this requirement, the form can be found here.

*During the 84th Legislature HB 1908 was passed which amended existing legislation regarding mental health continuity of care by adding delusional disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorder as well as any other diagnosed severe and persistent mental health disorder as categories to be served, subject to available resources and the extent feasible.


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