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2 Document(s) [ Subject: After school programs ]

Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: After school programs | County jails | Crime prevention | Criminal Justice Advisory Council | Criminal Justice Policy Council | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Criminally insane | Disciplinary alternative education programs | Drug rehabilitation programs | Elderly inmates | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Sex offenders | State employee turnover | Windham School District | Women inmates | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 C817
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [150 pages  File size: 34,034 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the organizational structure of the department to determine if the current system is effectively and efficiently addressing the needs of all components of the criminal justice system in conjunction with the Sunset review of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 2007.
2. Examine the probation system and reforms debated during the 79th Legislature, including using strategies such as graduated sanctions and specialized courts for reducing revocations and recidivism. Study the organization and cost of our probation system and make recommendations about how to prioritize and strengthen general supervision.
3. Evaluate the correctional health care systems in other states as they compare to the Texas health care system, with a focus on greater accountability and competition among providers.
4. Assess the programming needs for special populations in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
5. Review the operation and organization of the Windham School District.
6. Study the adequacy of the state accountability system in measuring the effectiveness of Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) based on academic performance, behavior modification and percentage of students referred to the juvenile justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Public Education.)
7. 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 Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.)
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's oversight and monitor the Governor's Judicial Advisory Council.
Committee: House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: After school programs | At-risk youth | Attorney General Child Support Division | Child support | Crime prevention | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Marriage | Paternity | Truancy | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 J987
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [229 pages  File size: 65,535 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Youth Commission's capacity and policies on abuse and neglect.
2. Study current law relating to who is authorized to conduct marriages, and make recommendations of any possible changes.
3. 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.
4. Research and report on how the courts handle truancy cases.
5. 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.
6. 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)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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