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Criminal Justice System, Special, Interim - 67th R.S. (1981)

Committee Members

Public members

  • Rebecca Canning, Vice Chair
  • Bill Clements
  • David H. Herndon
  • Bill Hobby
  • W.T. McDonald
  • Bill Perryman
  • Robert H. Stafford
  • Louis Zapata


  • Examine the specific role of each state agency in the criminal justice system and determine methods of coordination of services.
  • Identify any areas within the system in which state and local funds can be used more prudently and with greater effectiveness.
  • Examine the education programs of our schools to determine ways of deterring crime.
  • Identify any instances of duplication of services that can be prevented and offer suggestions for the avoidance of such duplication.
  • Identify groups of offenders that need special services not currently being provided and determine means of providing those services.
  • Examine alternatives to incarceration, such as restitution, and develop new programs for the implementation of those alternatives.
  • Seek methods and determine strategies for crime prevention.


Appointed pursuant to HCR 119.

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