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House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members
Harold V. Dutton, Jr., Chair
Toby Goodman, Vice Chair
Joaquin Castro
Yvonne Davis
Jim Dunnam
Joe Moreno
Joe Nixon
Mark Strama
Senfronia Thompson
• Review the Texas Youth Commission's capacity and policies on abuse and neglect.
• Study current law relating to who is authorized to conduct marriages, and make recommendations of any possible changes.
• Evaluate child support guidelines and formulas, considering whether the current methods provide adequate support to a child. Also study child support for the costs of college.
• Research and report on how the courts handle truancy cases.
• Consider the law governing presumption of parentage, and examine the adequacy of relief available to presumed parents who are child support obligors and who assert a claim of paternity fraud.
• Study the effectiveness of prevention programs, such as after school programs, in reducing the actual indices of crime, and the rate of young offenders entering the criminal justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Corrections)
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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