Pete Gallego, Chair
Wayne Christian, Vice Chair
|• Examine the deferred adjudication system in Texas and recommend legislative changes.|
|• Study how the state presently supports the establishment and maintenance of public defender offices.|
|• Study the human and sex trafficking problem in Texas. Make recommendations on best practices in the areas of investigation, prosecution, and tracking of the victims of these crimes. Study whether victims of these crimes are allowed to adequately recover from their attackers in a civil cause of action. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence|
|• Monitor the implementation of SB 1940, 81st Legislature, Regular Session, which established veterans court programs in Texas, and examine the link between combat stress disorders of war veterans, including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, and the onset of criminal behavior. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs|
|• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.|
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