The Wichita County Community Supervision and Corrections Department is charged with the responsibility for providing supervision of offenders placed on felony or misdemeanor community supervision by the 30th, 78th, and 89th District Courts, County Courts at Law No.’s 1 and 2, and the Wichita County Court. Supervision is also provided to those defendants residing and/or working in Wichita County who are referred from other jurisdictions requesting courtesy supervision.
The mission of the Department is to: (1) protect the community through supervision of the offender; (2) deter criminal behavior through the administration of a continuum of sanctions imposed by the courts; (3) encourage and instill the desire for positive changes in the offender’s behavior; and (4) increase community involvement in the community corrections system.
While the responsibility is entrusted to the Community Supervision and Corrections Department for monitoring progress, casework, supervision counseling, coordination of access to available community resources, and keeping the courts and other criminal justice system informed, the greater responsibility for successful completion of community supervision rests upon the defendant. The Department’s corrections philosophy is to hold offenders strictly responsible and accountable for their actions, while assisting them in facilitating positive changes in their behavior.