About Us

The 39th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department and Juvenile Probation Department is a rural probation department in West Texas, encompassing Haskell, Kent, Stonewall, and Throckmorton Counties. Christopher Davis is the current Director and Chief Juvenile Probation Officer. He has over thirty years of criminal justice experience and is a retired Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Parole Officer.  Director Davis is also a retired Army Reserve Officer with four combat tours, which include Vietnam, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, and most recently Iraq



Mission Statement

The mission of the 39th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) is to provide to the Courts of criminal jurisdiction, effective punishment and sentencing options, along with progressive sanctions for non-compliance of court ordered sentence or sanction. Our purpose is to achieve public protection through offender risk management and appropriate supervision.

Further, the Department serves the community by promoting crime free behavior among offenders through risk control and reduction, intervention strategies, operating community service programs, and enforcing the collection of court imposed financial obligations, such as restitution to victims of crime, fines, court costs, and other fees.

The Department endeavors to serve the offender population by seeking to enhance the value of criminal sanctions, in order that such sanctions might be restorative and rehabilitative in nature, thereby empowering the offender to function crime free in society.

The underlying philosophy of our local community, the judiciary and prosecutors encompass a broad spectrum, to include: offender supervision through pretrial diversion, intensive community supervision, punishment and rehabilitation.


The 39th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Haskell County CSCD) will use every tool, innovative idea and available sanction to work toward the community’s welfare. This will be accomplished by providing the offender opportunities to positively change behavior while remaining within the bounds of both the presiding court and the community’s expectations.

The Department has adopted the following long range goals:

To continue to develop and enhance sentencing programs that provides effective sanctions for offenders;

To provide increased opportunities for offenders to make restitution to victims of crime through financial reimbursement and community service;

To provide increased use of community penalties designed specifically to meet local needs; and

To promote efficiency and economy in the delivery of community based correctional programs consistent with the objectives defined by law.

The Department will provide the Courts of this jurisdiction with a range of sentencing alternatives to incarceration that will offer protection to the community and rehabilitative services to the offender, as follows:

1. To provide detailed presentence investigation reports as per the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 42.12, Section 9;

2. To utilize risk and needs assessments to assign appropriate levels of supervision;

3. To provide supervision of offenders in accordance with the terms and conditions of community supervision and submitting timely violation reports when warranted;

4. To utilize all available treatment and educational resources;

5. To provide increasing opportunities for offenders within this jurisdiction to make restitution to victims of crime and to the communities through financial reimbursement and community service;

6. To develop expanded information gathering and analysis to allow for the monitoring of the effectiveness of existing and future programs, and to indicate those special areas of need within the community justice system;

7. To expand our present substance abuse program to effectively combat the increasing prevalence of substance abuse at all levels of criminality;

8. To provide support for a broader understanding of the philosophy of community supervision through an active public relations and information strategy, to show a program that is mutually beneficial to the courts, to the supervision department, and to the public interest; and

9. To establish a continuum of services that is driven by valid assessments of offender’s needs to make the initial placement the most productive and cost-effective option.

Policy on equal employment opportunity:

1. It shall be the policy of the 39th Judicial District CSCD to be an equal opportunity employer.

2. Race, color, religion, national origin, sex, and disability shall not be factors in hiring, promotion, demotion, raises, termination, training, discipline, use of employee facilities or programs, or any other benefit, condition, or privilege of employment except where required by law or where a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) exists.

3. The CSCD shall make reasonable accommodation for otherwise qualified disabled individuals to afford them the same opportunities for employment and all other benefits and privileges of employment afforded to non-disabled individuals. Reasonable accommodation shall be determined through consultation with the disabled individual and, where deemed necessary, through consultation with outside resources.

4. The CSCD seeks to maintain sensitivity for all gender ethnic and cultural issues.