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Texas Community Supervision Revocation Project: A Profile of Revoked Felons During September 2005

NCJ Number
Date Published
September 2006
61 pages
This report presents findings from phase one of community supervision revocations prior to the implementation of programs using additional funds.
During the Seventy-ninth Legislature, 2005, $55.5 million in additional probation funds were appropriated for the 2006-2007 biennium in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Strategy A.1.2, Diversion Programs, for residential and treatment sanction beds and caseload reductions. To evaluate the impact of the additional community supervision funding, it was important to establish a baseline profile of revocations prior to the implementation of new and expanded programs and initiatives through these funds. The baseline serves as a comparison for revocation profiles in the future, after the programs have been fully implemented. This report presents findings from the first phase, the status of community supervision revocations prior to the implementation of the programs through the additional funds. Five Community Supervision and Corrections Departments (CSCD) were selected as data collection sites: Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant, and Travis Counties. In 2005, these CSCDs accounted for 44 percent of all statewide felony community supervision revocations. Data were collected for all verified felony community supervision revocations that occurred between September 1, 2005 and September 30, 2005 in the selected CSCDs. These 867 offenders account for 1,021 felony offenses. Revocation profiles include information on age, race/ethnicity, citizenship, education levels, employment status, and prior convictions. Also reported were moderate-to-high level needs reported on the standardized needs assessment at intake, the grounds for revocation motions, and other miscellaneous revocation statistics. 2 tables, 14 figures, and appendixes A-I