Programming

Treatment Tracks

There are four treatment tracks in the CTC program, each designed to meet the specialized needs of the residents adjudicated to our program.

  • General Offender: this track is designed to meet the needs of male residents who need to work on making changes to their thinking and behavior, in order to be successful in the community.
  • High-Risk Substance Abuse: this specialized track is designed to meet the needs of residents who need to work on their substance abuse issues, in addition to changing their thinking and behavior. This track uses a 12-step approach and each resident receives a course of treatment developed in consultation with our licensed chemical dependency counselor.
  • Female Offender: this specialized track is designed to meet the needs of female residents, and focuses on topics related to trauma, self-esteem, healthy relationships and anti-victimization. Female residents in this track also receive substance abuse counseling through our 12-step program.
  • Crossroads: this specialized track is designed to meet the needs of residents who have successfully completed the CTC program, and have experienced a relapse of old behavior. This 90-day program offers intensive individual and family counseling to identify the source of the relapse and provide additional relapse prevention intervention.

Counseling

The CTC program provides intensive counseling and treatment for its residents and their families. We have licensed mental health professionals with various specialties on staff including licensed professional counselors, and a licensed chemical and dependency counselor. Each resident receives weekly individual and family counseling. Group counseling is offered every day, with a variety of topics including:

  • Aggression management
  • Music therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Resiliency
  • Substance abuse

Our counselors provide trauma-informed care and offer intensive group counseling for survivors of abuse. A monthly parenting class assists the families in building skills, supports the family counseling process and the changes that the residents are making in the program.

Community Resources include two Universities, the Denton County Health Department, and various therapeutic/social skills programs. The Universities support the program by providing interns and practicum students that work with Denton County’s highly trained professionals.

Therapeutic Services

The program offers other therapeutic services including field trips and special presentations such as:

  • Career day
  • College fair
  • Human trafficking prevention
  • Pet-Assisted Therapy
  • STD/HIV education

Community service opportunities are offered through activities that teach life skills. For instance, kitchen duty and housekeeping, and activities that teach empathy, like visiting area nursing homes to deliver handmade lap blankets.