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Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility

S.A.F.P.F. is an intensive six to nine month therapeutic community program in a prison setting. It is for offenders who are sentenced by judges as a condition of community supervision or as a modification of community supervision.

The program consists of three phases:

  • Phase I: Comprehensive assessment and orientation of the therapeutic community
  • Phase II: Main treatment, which includes cognitive-based education, skills training, offender lifestyle confrontation, family dynamics, and peer support groups
  • Phase III: Re-entry, which is the education of offenders in the development of social skills and the recognition of triggers of relapse

Offenders are assessed for substance or alcohol use/abuse, and, based on that assessment may be referred to peer support groups such as AA/NA or Secular Organization for Sobriety (SOS), facilitated by community volunteers. Community volunteers may also provide assistance in the transition to community-based support groups.

Upon completion of the SAFPF program, offenders are placed in halfway houses for three months, followed by outpatient treatment for up to twelve additional months. The aftercare phase administers a diverse range of therapeutic, residential, outpatient, and resource programs.

For more information please visit the Texas Department of Criminal Justice