Community Reintegration and Therapeutic
ACCESS provides individualized comprehensive services to address the special needs of individuals with mental health stipulations who are on probation/parole. Located at The Center for Health Care Services, 2711 Palo Alto Rd., ACCESS helps with mental health treatment, housing, employment, and linkage to resources to support successful re-entry and stability in the community.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program is a voluntary outpatient program designed for people who experience symptoms of severe and persistent mental illness resulting in frequent hospitalizations. A committed, compassionate, effective team helps people build skills to manage daily stressors and navigate life to overcome persistent psychiatric challenges that result in frequent hospitalizations or conflict.
- Psychiatric medication management
- Medication training and support
- Psychosocial rehabilitative services
- Supported housing
- 24/7 crisis services
Community Reintegration (CRP)
The Community Reintegration Program offers mentally ill offenders treatment as an alternative to incarceration. CRP is designed to identify and divert offenders with mental health issues from incarceration to treatment. A psychologist from the Magistrate’s office screens individuals for mental illness; if detected, the accused person is released on bond by the judge, on condition that the person participates in mental health treatment. The Center’s CRP case managers partner with participants to help them earn and successfully complete probation in lieu of incarceration.
The Center provides psychiatric and wraparound services for psychosocial rehabilitation, community referrals for medical and substance abuse treatment, peer support and social assistance. Referrals for dual diagnosed clients are received through the Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Courts. This program serves adults ages 18-65.
By rehabilitating non-violent offenders with substance abuse and mental health issues, drug courts reduce costs of confinement while we help people rebuild stable, productive lives. Participants are subjected to rigorous drug testing, probation visits, and 90 to 180 days of residential treatment. To graduate from the program, participants must attain a high school diploma or GED and secure full-time work.
Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
The Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program is an outpatient program designed to provide individualized, comprehensive services for people who experience symptoms of severe and persistent mental illness and are addressing the special requirements of probation or parole. A committed, compassionate, and effective team works with members of the criminal justice community to help people build the skills to manage not only daily stressors, but to navigate life and overcome persistent psychiatric challenges that result in frequent hospitalizations or conflict.
Genesis Program (TCOOMMI)
Recognized as a state leader by the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI), the Center’s Genesis Program offers outpatient and residential services to chronic offenders with identified mental illness or substance addiction. Those enrolled in the program are mandated by county, state and district courts to receive treatment, which includes:
- intensive case management
- psychosocial rehabilitation (individual and group)
- psychiatric medication management
- co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorder (COPSD) intervention benefit management assistance
The Genesis residential program provides 90 days of monitoring and treatment at the Mentally Impaired Offender Facility (MIOF). As a participant prepares for discharge, Genesis provides detailed planning for successful completion of probation and re-entry into the community.
Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Program (IOPC)
When people who have difficulty complying with psychiatric treatment receive an Involuntary Outpatient Commitment order from the Bexar County Probate Court, The Center provides intensive case management services: medication management, psychosocial rehabilitation, and linkage with other social services. The IOPC team also partners with family members and local agencies to stabilize residency at home and in the community.
The IOPC team meets weekly with the client, the Judge for Probate Court #1 and public defender to report progress and compliance with court-ordered treatment. Implementation plans are arranged with the client and their support network, including other CHCS programs. This program serves adults ages 18-65.