Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP) is designed for youth considered at a higher risk than on regular juvenile probation. A juvenile may be placed on ISP due to the severity of his or her offense or because of not complying with his or her probation terms. ISP provides more structured and intensive supervision, intervention, and programming to juveniles and their families and is designed to divert the more serious repeat offenders from being committed to a Texas Juvenile Justice Department facility.
Juveniles are required to report to their probation officers more frequently than on regular supervision and may have court-ordered counseling and specialized program requirements. Payment of fines, restitution, and community services may be ordered by the court. Special attention is given to children’s’ educational and treatment needs. Routine field contacts are made to the home and school. ISP officers are specifically trained to provide intensive interaction and carry an average caseload of 20 juveniles.