Magdalena Morales-Aina, LPC-S
800 E. Overland
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-8120
Fax (915) 546-8130
The El Paso County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (El Paso County, CSCD) provides probation and community corrections services to 14 District Courts, 6 County Courts-at-law, 4 County Criminal Courts and the Jail Magistrate Court and 2 County Courts in the region.
This region includes El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth counties (map) - an area of more than 9,400 square miles with 10,178 offenders under direct supervision as of October 2014 to include 120 residential beds.
To Promote Public Safety and Re-socialize the Offender
To provide a comprehensive community supervision model that promotes public safety by using cross-system collaborations with law enforcement and community-based interventions to reduce the risk of future criminal behavior. Interventions include a complete range of progressive sanctions, incentives, community-based behavioral health, human services, and restorative justice.
Long Range Goals
The following are the long range goals which have been identified for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017, and for future years, in fulfilling the mission of the local community justice system.
1) To promote public safety by expanding correctional interventions utilizing the progressive sanctions and incentives model, and community-based services to reduce the risk of future offending behavior.
2) To use Clinical Management for Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS) for assessment and treatment plans for all offenders on community supervision. Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders have historically been misdiagnosed due to ineffective assessments that only measure one dimension. The use of this comprehensive assessment tool will result in integrated processes and procedures that will guide the delivery of Mental Health and Substance Abuse services.
3) To use integrated strategies and evidence-based cognitive behavioral models as an alternative to incarceration.
4) To meet the needs of the local criminal justice system by providing a full range of cost–effective alternative sentencing options (a progressive sanctions model) within the community, from pre-trial diversion for first offenders to Specialty Courts.
5) To provide increased opportunities and incentives for offenders to make restitution to victims of crime and to the community as a whole through financial reimbursement and community service restitution.
6) To increase public awareness about the benefit of community supervision.
7) To develop effective partnerships with community-based agencies delivering services to offenders.
8) To strengthen the network with local, state, and federal agencies, to effectively collaborate in the interest of public safety.
9) To enhance community-based alternatives to incarceration, by enhancing specialized caseloads and intensive supervision programs which follow evidence-based practices.
10) To develop a preventative model to address psycho-social risk factors such as family intervention, school outreach, educational programs, mentoring programs, community outreach centers, and other community-based programs.
11) To help build strong families by forming strong partnerships with other community-based agencies with similar goals.
12) To enhance and expand multi-faceted child abuse and domestic violence programs through intensive supervision, treatment, and other evidence-based programs, to better serve the needs of the offender, victims, family members, and the community as a whole.
13) To enhance and expand the resources of the department’s staff development program, to meet the training needs of all professional, paraprofessional, and administrative staff, including state certification requirements.
14) To enhance the offender database to compile accurate performance measures and outcomes of evidence-based practice methods.