Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility Program

The Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFP) is an intensive six-month therapeutic community program for people who are sentenced by a judge as a condition of community supervision or as a modification of parole/community supervision. (SAFP is a nine-month program for incarcerated individuals with special needs.) The program consists of Phase I (Orientation), a comprehensive assessment and orientation of the Therapeutic Community; Phase II (Main Treatment), which includes cognitive therapy--with evidence-based practices--as well as education, skills training, lifestyle confrontation, family dynamics, and peer support groups; and Phase III (Re-Entry), education in the development of social skills and the recognition of the triggers of relapse. Upon completion of the SAFPF program, incarcerated individuals are evaluated and placed either in an intensive outpatient program or in a community residential facility/Transitional Treatment Center. This phase lasts three months, followed by outpatient treatment for up to nine additional months. The aftercare phase administers a diverse range of therapeutic, residential, outpatient, and resource programs. The Special Needs program provides educational components that address Axis I mental disorders as well as personality disorders, medication regimentation, and the interaction of disorders with substances of abuse.

Program Population: 

Women with substance abuse issues.

Program Capacity: 

288 beds

Program Funding Source: 

Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Start Date Year: 
1401 State School Road
Agency Name: 
Christina Melton Crain Unit