Ex-Offender Recovery Programs

Addiction Treatment & Offender Rehabilitation Programs


Travis and other surrounding counties in Central Texas provide a wide variety of services and resources for those who are currently  involved with the criminal justice system for alcohol and drug-related misdemeanors and felonies. Re-entry resources are for those who have been incarcerated and are looking to transition back into the community.

Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

Tools for Re-Entry

Travis County Re-entry Success Guide
(February 2014, 69 pages)

“A New Start” Texas Re-entry Service Guide
(Summer 2010, 215 pages)
*There is not a newer version. Still a valuable guide.

Texas Law Library Reentry Resources for Ex-Offenders: Community Resources
Multiple links for resource directories

SMART Program

3404 South FM 973
Del Valle, TX 78617

Smart Brochure

SMART is a community corrections-based substance abuse treatment and offender rehabilitation program for males and females on probation. Residential and Continuing Care services are offered. It is a specialized court-ordered treatment program designed to meet the needs of offenders and is operated by Travis County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) and funded by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Community Justice Assistance Division.

Travis County Drug Diversion Court- SHORT Program for Adults

System of Healthy Options for Release and Transition (SHORT)
411 W. 13th St. Room 401
Austin, Texas 78701
Contact: Sharon Caldwell-Hernandez

The Drug Diversion Court is a year long program for defendants who have been arrested with felony possession of controlled substance offenses. The SHORT Program Offers a broad array of treatment referrals, in-house alcohol and drug education classes, and dismisses drug charges when the client successfully completes the program.

Williamson County DWI/Drug Court

Williamson County DWI/Drug Court
County Court at Law #2
405 MLK St., Georgetown, TX 78626
Lesli R. Fitzpatrick- Coordinator

Intensive 1 year rehabilitation program for repeat drug and DWI offenders offers counseling, outpatient treatment, and support groups. Limited availability. Offenders must qualify.

Other Resources

A guide to help prospective students navigate higher education after prison, details on scholarships, and financial aid opportunities. Highlights the best degrees for those with a criminal history.