Parents placed on community supervision may be required to attend a parenting class through DePelchin Children's Center within three months of their initial reporting. The classes are taught by professionals and they focus on important topics such as; managing stress, communicating with children and the other parent, resolving conflict, learning discipline, and co-parenting.
An officer will provide a voucher that allows a parent to attend the classes for free. For more information, visit the DePelchin Children's Center website at: www.depelchin.org
The three classes offered for community supervision participants are:
DePelchin Parenting 101 – A six-week in-person class mandatory for all Possession and Access cases.
24/7 Dad Fatherhood Program – A six-week (meeting twice per week) or a twelve-week (meeting once per week) virtual class required for male clients on community supervision for nonpayment of child support and living in Harris and its contiguous counties.
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) – A free six-week virtual class offered to female clients on community supervision for nonpayment of child support, with children ages 0-5, and living in Harris County and its contiguous counties.