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Rehabilitation Programs Division

Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Program (SVORI)

SVORI is a 63-bed program housed at the Estelle Unit in Huntsville that provides pre-release and in-cell programming for male inmates releasing directly from administrative segregation. Inmates may be placed in the program as the result of an FI-7R vote by the Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP), or may be selected based on eligibility criteria. The curriculum addresses the leading causes of recidivism: anger management, thinking errors, substance abuse, life skills and employment. Inmates with the parole stipulation of SVORI aftercare may participate in a continuum of care through a Parole District Reentry Center (DRC).

To qualify for the program, offenders must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be assigned to Security Detention Level I
  2. Must have time earning status of Line Class 1 or above
  3. No active felony or immigration detainers
  4. No conviction for a major disciplinary in past 12 months
  5. No consecutive sentences pending parole review
  6. Must have at least 10 months before release on parole or minimum expiration date at program screening
  7. Minimum of 24 months to maximum expiration date at the time of the BPP review
  8. Priority placement is given to inmates with an FI-7R vote.


Ruby Davis, Deputy Director – Programs Coordination & Development
TDCJ - Rehabilitation Programs Division
PO Box 99
Huntsville, Texas 77342
Phone: (936) 437-2839
Fax: (936) 437-7077