Information for Referring Agencies

Welcome to the CTTC website. CTTC may be a good choice for your offender if he/she meets these eligibility requirements:

- Male or female between the ages of 17 and 70
- On probation or sentenced to treatment as an original condition of probation
- Felon or misdemeanor (We can only accept 8 misdemeanors per year)
- No major health related problems (diabetes, high blood pressure, physical disabilities are OK; conditions requiring frequent medical office visits are not appropriate)
- No serious mental health problems (depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders are OK; psychotic symptoms or mental retardation are not OK; MHMR treatment and psychiatric hospitalizations must be explained)
- No suicide attempts within the past year
- Not taking narcotic, antipsychotic, pain, muscle relaxers, or other mood altering drugs (call the Intake Coordinator for details)
- Has had a negative TB test in the past 30 days (must provide test date and results)
- Has had a thorough medical screening within 10 days of arrival (must be documented)
- No Title 5 convictions
- No deadly weapon charges
- No arson charges or inclinations
- Current offense is not an assault (We will need descriptions of any assaults on offender’s record)
- Speaks and understands English
- Reads and understands English at a 5th grade level
- No strong gang affiliation
- At least mildly motivated for treatment
- We will consider someone with no prior treatment history, but we believe a less intense treatment setting would be a better choice for the offender’s first treatment experience.

Jail Before Treatment
We require all prospective residents to spend at least 2 weeks in jail before admission. This ensures they are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when they arrive, and gives them time to consider the choices they have made which have led them to treatment.

Transportation to the Center
We prefer that the referring Probation Office transport the resident to the treatment center, however residents have taken the bus or have had family members transport them. The latter two categories usually arrive late and occasionally test positive for drugs.

Length of Stay
The average length of stay is 9 months. Progress through treatment is based on the resident’s willingness and ability to abide by the Center’s rules and to complete the cognitive curriculum. Progress reports will be sent when the resident moves from one phase of treatment to the next. Please ensure that CTTC has your address, phone number and e-mail address so communications can be expedited.

Community Service
All residents at the Center will complete at least 200 hours of community service restitution while at the Center. They usually complete many more hours than this and want to apply these to any CSR hours they have incurred.

Medical Care
CTTC residents have access to the Taylor medical clinic. THIS IS NOT FREE. Each resident must bring $115 upon reporting to CTTC.  This covers one medical visit and maybe a prescription.  This money will be returned to the resident upon graduation if it is not used while in treatment.  The resident’s family will receive any medical bills. The Center will not pay for medical care for the residents.

Dental Care
Local dentists provide residents with dental care. THIS IS NOT FREE. If a prospective resident has a need for dental care, this is best taken care of before coming to the Center. The Center will not pay for dental care for the residents.

Materials Charge
Each resident must pay a $100 program materials charge. This charge will be taken out of any money that is sent to the resident until it is paid in full. It covers the cost of workbooks, handouts and other programmatic items used by the resident.

Family Involvement
Family members are invited to an orientation meeting early in the treatment process. They will learn about the Center and its rules regarding packages, visits, furloughs, etc. and the Center’s programs. Family members and residents may request individual family counseling sessions as needed.

¾ way House Placement
We have discovered that those residents who take advantage of transitional living before returning to their families have a higher rate of success. Residents are usually referred to ¾ way houses in the Austin area, however, transitional living facilities outside of Austin have also been approved. Please take this into consideration before referring an offender to CTTC. Many residents resist ¾ house placement and seek their referring officer’s assistance in evading this important aspect of the treatment process. Your support for ¾ way housing will be needed as the resident nears discharge from residential treatment.

Continuing Care
All Williamson County residents are required to attend 52 weeks of aftercare programming following residential treatment. All residents should participate in some form of aftercare/relapse prevention. You will be asked what provisions are made for aftercare when you apply for admission for your offender.

Call Diane Dossett, Intake Coordinator, at (512) 943-1211 or e-mail her at for an admissions packet.