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Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Children's mental health | Criminal records | Deferred adjudication | Inmate rehabilitation | Internet | Jail population | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Juveniles certified as adults | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Parole | Prisoner re-entry | Probation | Public information | Recidivism | Restorative justice | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | State jail system | Statutory revision | Substance abuse | Texas Penal Code | Vandalism |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C868h
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [82 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the classification of 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system of Texas.
2. Study the effectiveness of deferred adjudication and orders for non-disclosure in spite of the many exceptions to the statute. Study extending the use of expunction of criminal records history and non-disclosures to certain qualified individuals with low-level, non-violent convictions. Examine the statutorily allowed but underused non-disclosure and expunction of criminal records, and the use of deferred adjudication.
3. Study the impact of SB 1289 (83R). Examine the sale of criminal histories that may be erroneous as well as the lasting impact that arrest records have on individuals who are arrested but not charged or convicted. Assess the need for revision of existing statutes and consider designating an agency responsible for regulating entities involved in the industry.
4. Examine the association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among inmates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Review current policies and procedures for incarcerating individuals with a dual mental health diagnosis in both state and county correctional facilities and examine potential remedies within the State's criminal justice system to ensure that the public is protected and that individuals with a mental health diagnosis receive a continuum of mental health services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Corrections)
5. Examine the current pecuniary loss thresholds associated with graffiti offenses. Study the costs of enhancing the penalties associated with the offense of graffiti, as well as a study of pretrial diversion programs that exist in other states and are specific to persons convicted of graffiti offenses. Study the existing Graffiti Abatement Programs in Texas.
6. Evaluate the approximately 1,500 non-traditional criminal offenses that can be found outside of the Penal Code. Study the feasibility of streamlining these offenses and examine ambiguities in the law. Study the existing use of the Rule of Lenity and Mens Rea requirements in Texas and the benefit of codifying both of these standards.
7. Examine the utilization of community supervision in state jail felonies and the effectiveness of the state jail in light of its original purpose.
8. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Driving while intoxicated | Elderly inmates | Felonies | Inmate health | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Mentally ill inmates | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Probation | Texas Penal Code | Theft | Youthful offenders |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C868
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [85 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review cases involving the imposition of probation rather than imprisonment or commitment for adult and juvenile intoxication manslaughter offenders. Make recommendations to ensure that intoxication manslaughter sentences include appropriate punishment levels, maintain public safety, and serve to deter driving under the influence.
2. Study the operations of the Texas prison system with respect to the medical and mental health care treatment. Study potential cost savings associated with identifying offenders with dual diagnoses and routing these individuals into appropriate services before, during, and after involvement with the criminal justice system. Study the way in which geriatric parole cases are currently evaluated and identify opportunities for reducing costs associated with the geriatric inmate population without compromising public safety.
3. Study and make recommendations related to jail diversion, reduced recidivism rates, and access to services for those within the system who suffer from a mental illness. Monitor the progress and implementation of the jail diversion pilot program for the mentally ill in Harris County and determine the best practices to be applied statewide.
4. Compile an inventory of all the juvenile specialty courts in the state, the juvenile population served, and the courts' program guidelines and practices. Identify gaps in services, geographically, by issue area, and juvenile population. Study the efficacy of each court through an analysis of recidivism rates and cost effectiveness and make recommendations regarding the best practices of juvenile specialty courts.
5. Study and make recommendations regarding sentencing of youth under 18 accused of committing serious crimes.
6. Study the value ladder of charges for theft and related offenses within the Texas Penal Code and recommend any necessary updates and proposed legislative reforms.
7. Evaluate the approximately 1,500 non-traditional criminal offenses that can be found outside of the Penal Code. Study the feasibility of streamlining these offenses and examine ambiguities in the law. Analyze whether and to what extent some of these non-traditional criminal offenses should be eliminated.
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: Senate Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on Jurisprudence interim report : report to the 78th Legislature.
Subjects: Child crimes | Court costs and fees | Judges | Judicial districts | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) | Racial profiling | Redistricting | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 j979
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [89 pages  File size: 1,687 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the effectiveness of the progressive sanction guidelines for juvenile offenders. Determine whether the guidelines established by HB 327, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, are bringing consistency, uniformity, and predictability to juvenile dispositions in an effort to facilitate juvenile justice planning and improve the allocation of resources within the juvenile justice system. The Committee shall make recommendations for improving the effectiveness of juveniles sanctions in protecting public safety and rehabilitating offenders.
2. Study the judicial system's revenue structure and make recommendations for improving the collection, dispersal, and accounting of court costs, fees, and fines by state and local entities. This study should include a review of all court costs and fees (except those related to the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund) to ensure that they are necessary and are adequately fulfilling their intended purpose.
3. Study and make recommendations for the reapportionment of judicial districts pursuant to Article V, Section 7a, Texas Constitution.
4. Study and make recommendations for improving the structure of the state's trial court system, including, but not limited to: improving the quality, cost-effectiveness, and uniformity of the visiting judge program; devising objective criteria to be used by the Legislature to determine when and where additional trial courts should be created; and clarifying jurisdictional conflicts between courts.
5. Monitor the implementation of SB 1074, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the prevention of racial profiling by certain peace officers.
Committee: House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative schools | Child custody | Families | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) | School dropouts | School safety | Truancy |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 j987
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [127 pages  File size: 3,138 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the roles of an attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
2. Review disposition patterns, uniformity of reporting, and evaluation of juvenile offense cases under the progressive sanctions guidelines.
3. Examine the role of gestational agreements and their potential impact on Texas Family Law.
4. Review state and local school district efforts to deal with problems of truancy, drop-outs, and disruptive behavior (pursuant to the Safe Schools Act) including in-school and out-of-school suspensions. The review should include examination of performance outcomes in alternative education, disciplinary alternative education and juvenile justice alternative education programs, and the effects of these programs on the educational progress of students who are removed from the regular classroom. (Joint with House Committee on Public Education)
5. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on County Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County government | County jails | Crime prevention | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Justices of the peace | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Mentally disabled inmates | Municipalities | School dropouts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c832
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 2,748 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the cost of statutory county duties, including federal mandates, and the ability of county tax bases and fees to support such duties.
2. Examine areas in which the state might beneficially devolve authority and programs to county governments. Assess the interest and ability of county governments to accept more authority.
3. Examine ways that county governments, educational institutions, service organizations and local state agency offices may coordinate their efforts to address the problems of at-risk youth at the local level. Report on successful programs that might serve as models for others.
4. Examine the extent to which city and county governments have voluntarily consolidated and streamlined operations through interlocal agreements. Determine the impediments to greater use of such agreements, and assess whether voluntary consolidation of operations should be a first-step before any further consolidation is permitted.
5. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Child crimes | Civil commitment of sex offenders | Court costs and fees | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Good-conduct time | Indigent criminal defense | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Sex offenders | Sexual assault | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c868h
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [186 pages  File size: 7,610 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review and assess the consistency of all statutes that pertain to the age of criminal responsibility.
2. Study the issues relating to the civil commitment of violent offenders after their criminal sentence is served. Review civil commitment laws enacted in other states.
3. Study the cost of legal services for the indigent in the Texas criminal justice system.
4. Assess the effect that state-imposed municipal and county court fees have on a city, municipality, or county's revenue over time, and how it affects the violator's ability to pay.
5. Examine the policies of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding parole revocations, and to examine the calculation of current time, the forfeiture of good time, and program options for all felony cases, with special attention to substance abuse initiatives.
Committee: Senate Gangs and Juvenile Justice, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Thinking outside the box.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Child Protective Services | Crime prevention | Gangs | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Runaway children | School safety | Services to Runaways and At-Risk Youth Program | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 g154
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [215 pages  File size: 11,733 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations to address the increasing gang problem in Texas, including consideration of: collaboration between law enforcement, education officials, and state and local juvenile justice agencies; prevention and intervention efforts; needs of prosecutors and law enforcement agencies; and criminal information systems.
2. Study the need, if any, for additional juvenile court masters to assist courts with juvenile jurisdiction in providing speedy and effective justice for juvenile offenders and their victims. Identify jurisdictions most significantly impacted by juvenile justice caseloads. If necessary, make recommendations for the number of any such masters and the fiscal implications with potential funding sources.
3. Monitor the implementation of HB 1550, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, regarding progressive sanctions. Study the impact of progressive sanctions on juvenile facilities and upon program needs to make recommendations, if any, for statutory or funding changes.
4. Monitor the STARS (Services to Runaways and At-Risk Youth) program and community youth development grants to evaluate their effectiveness and continued implementation.
Committee: Senate Gangs and Juvenile Justice, Interim
Title: Interim report - Summary
Library Catalog Title: Thinking outside the box: summary of report.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Child Protective Services | Crime prevention | Gangs | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Runaway children | School safety | Services to Runaways and At-Risk Youth Program | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 g154s
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,425 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations to address the increasing gang problem in Texas, including consideration of: collaboration between law enforcement, education officials, and state and local juvenile justice agencies; prevention and intervention efforts; needs of prosecutors and law enforcement agencies; and criminal information systems.
2. Study the need, if any, for additional juvenile court masters to assist courts with juvenile jurisdiction in providing speedy and effective justice for juvenile offenders and their victims. Identify jurisdictions most significantly impacted by juvenile justice caseloads. If necessary, make recommendations for the number of any such masters and the fiscal implications with potential funding sources.
3. Monitor the implementation of HB 1550, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, regarding progressive sanctions. Study the impact of progressive sanctions on juvenile facilities and upon program needs to make recommendations, if any, for statutory or funding changes.
4. Monitor the STARS (Services to Runaways and At-Risk Youth) program and community youth development grants to evaluate their effectiveness and continued implementation.
Committee: House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Adoption | At-risk youth | Attorney General Child Support Division | Child support | Crime prevention | Foster care | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Paternity | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Services to Runaways and At-Risk Youth Program | Texas Child Support Enforcement System | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 j987
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [41 pages  File size: 1,866 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the progressive sanctions and diversion programs and assess whether they are achieving desired results.
2. Actively monitor programs for at-risk youth, including the STARS Program and Community Youth Development Grants.
3. Monitor the implementation of the TXCSES automated system to aid child support enforcement.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies and programs under the jurisdiction of the committee, including implementation of the Birth Father Registry and Voluntary Adoption Registry (see HB 1091, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 34, 75th Legislature, Regular Session), and the new timetables for foster care placements by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
Committee: Senate Juvenile Justice and Child Support, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Interim Committee on Juvenile Justice and Child Support final report submitted to the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Attorney General Child Support Division | Child support | Children's health insurance | Criminal Justice Policy Council | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Medically uninsured | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Public Safety, Texas Department of | School discipline | Services to Runaways and At-Risk Youth Program | Sex offenders | Texas Child Support Enforcement System | Traffic violations | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 j988r
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [171 pages  File size: 7,838 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study whether the criminal offense of "Failure to Stop and Render Aid," which applies to adults, should apply to juveniles.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the juvenile justice revisions made by the 74th Legislature, with a special focus on (a) implementation of progressive sanctions and related programming by local entities and (b) the expansion of the STARS (Services to At-Risk Youth) program by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, by the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill, HB 327, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and the Appropriations Act, HB 1, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
3. Study and make recommendations for any juvenile justice related issues that are identified as problems in the revisions of juvenile justice, including omissions and unintended consequences of the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill or related statutes and legislation.
4. Review analysis of the Criminal Justice Policy Council and other information required to be reported to the legislature, governor, lieutenant governor, or the Legislative Budget Board by HB 327, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, or related statutes and make recommendations from those reports as necessary.
5. Study and make recommendations regarding child support payments, specifically relating to the collection and distribution of child support as in SB 793, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
6. Study and determine whether the expansion of the Texas Youth Commission and local juvenile justice facilities is sufficient to go into the year 2002.
Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Judicial Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Court costs and fees | Family violence | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | State agency mandated reports | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 j899
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [103 pages  File size: 4,652 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the level, uniformity and administration of current court fees to assure that fees are reasonable, fairly administered and in the public interest.
2. Study the feasibility and likely benefits of alternate commitment and punishment programs for juvenile offenders.
3. Examine ways to improve judicial training in domestic violence issues and programs, including innovative sentencing and referral to special services programs.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Bail | Crime Victims' Compensation Fund | Elder abuse | Fraud | Gangs | Juries | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Mental health services | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | School safety | School violence | Senior citizens | Trial by jury | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 c868hj
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 3,239 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility of developing and implementing a uniform method of reporting gang activity (crime reporting program). Study ways of suppressing gang activity (alternative programs, enhanced penalties, vertical proesecution, parental responsibility, etc.) Study methods to remove hard core gang members from the street (training developing job skills and placement, counseling, community activities). Develop definition of "gang member" to apply on a state-wide basis.
2. Review and compare rules of the 36 County Bailbond Boards. Compare bail bonds and personal bonds as used in the counties; the rate of collection on forfeitures; the cost of forfeitures to the county; and the rearrest rates. make recommendations for improvements to both systems.
3. Review the grand jury process. Consider the jury wheel system versus the jury commission.
4. Study the prevalence of fraud perpetrated upon the elderly in the state. Make recommendations for prevention and protection.
5. Study the impact of mental health care on the Texas Crime Victims Compensation fund.
6. Monitor the Texas Punishment Standards Committee.
Committee: Senate Juvenile Justice System, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Blueprint for prevention: the future of juvenile justice in Texas : the report of the Senate Select Committee on the Juvenile Justice System, the Senate of Texas.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Child abuse | Child safety | Crime prevention | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Mental health services | Runaway children | School dropouts | Substance abuse | Teenage pregnancy | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 j988
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [68 pages  File size: 3,096 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the state's juvenile justice system, emphasizing improved coordination between state and local service.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Juvenile Justice System, Select
Title: SR 572
Library Call Number: SR 572
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 1,062 kb]
Committee: House Law Enforcement
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Law Enforcement, Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Correctional officer shortages | Correctional officers | Corrections, Texas Department of | Good-conduct time | Juvenile crime | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally Retarded Offender Program | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison construction | Privately-operated prisons | Ruiz lawsuit | State employee turnover |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 l41
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,201 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study alternative means of meeting the program needs of the mentally handicapped offenders incarcerated in Texas prisons in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Policy Council.
2. Study the problem of morale and employee turnover at the Department of Corrections and the fiscal impact of this situation on the State.
3. Conduct monthly monitoring of the Department of Corrections construction division including new construction and renovation contracts for Ruiz litigation; oversight of contract award process; identification and reporting of cost-overruns and inconsistencies in management reporting of projects.
4. Study the feasibility of private corrections systems in meeting the criminal justice needs of Texas including an analysis of the financial incentives for private investors in relation to the legal liability for the State and an analysis of private corrections products for practicality and cost effectiveness, in conjunction with the Appropriations Committee.
5. Study the impact of the Ruiz settlement on production and harvesting of Department of Corrections agriculture crops.
6. Monitor the percentage of crime committed in Texas that is attributed to juveniles.
7. Study the impact of flat time on the violence and work stoppage at the Department of Corrections in conjunction with the percentage of inmates serving flat time sentences.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature: report / of the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | At-risk youth | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison population | Prison reform | Probation | Recidivism | Runaway children | Statutory revision | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure | Truancy | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 j979cr
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [126 pages  File size: 3,747 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To oversee the expenditure of the $3 million appropriations to the Texas Education Agency earmarked for a program designed to keep trouble students, truants, etc. enrolled in a classroom situation. To follow the guidelines set up by TEA for the participating school districts.
2. To track the prison reform measures and see how they are being implemented, To determine the benefits derived from these measures, both in terms of recidivism and in terms of monetary savings.
3. To study the need/benefits of raising the jurisdictional age of TYC to age 21 from age 18 for certain instances when keeping the child past the age of 18 would be beneficial to child and/or society.
4. To look into alternative programs for youths who have committed status crimes, i.e.. truancy, running away from home, etc. To find alternatives to sentencing in TYC facilities for property offenders, as well as some minor non-property offenders.
5. To devise a policy to keep the Texas Penal Code standardized, so that specific crimes do not have separate forms of sentencing.
6. Study the need to reform the charging instrument in Texas; consider whether the state should be allowed to prosecute crimes other than capital offenses on the basis of an information rather than an indictment issued by a grand jury. *
7. Make recommendations regarding the non-substantive changes to the probation and parole laws currently found in Articles 42.12 and 42.13 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. *
Committee: House Law Enforcement
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report / of the Committee on Law Enforcement, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Halfway houses | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Probation | Restorative justice | Rural issues |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 l41
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 1,216 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To have oversight of the pre-parole program.
2. To have oversight of the restitution center program.
3. To monitor activities of the Board of Pardons and Paroles including rate of paroles and rate of releases under mandatory supervision.
4. To study alternatives to the current system with respect to 15 and 16 year old juveniles who commit serious felonies.
5. To study judicial sentencing and advisory sentencing guidelines.
6. To study rural law enforcement problems.
7. To study problems created for area residents in and around halfway houses which receive contractual monies from the budget of the Texas Department of Corrections and recommend.
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Judiciary, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Child custody | Child support | Courts | Historical records | Judicial Conduct, State Commission on | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Kidnapping | Open Meetings Act, Texas | Records management | Rules of evidence | Runaway children | Statutory revision | Truancy | Visitation rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 j898
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [124 pages  File size: 3,598 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study Title II, Subtitle A and Title III of the Family Code, with a view toward recommendations modifying and expanding the statutes, including but not limited to: (a) parental kidnapping; (b) the disposition of juvenile cases (c) special issued in suits affecting the parent-child relationship; (d) mandatory requirements for court interpreters; and (e) grandparent visitation.
2. Study the preservation of records of the courts of appeal and district courts.
3. Study the rules of evidence for civil cases.
4. Review the hearing and investigative processes of the Judicial Conduct Commission.
5. Review the general rules of venue.
6. Study the Open Meetings Act to determine if changes are necessary to make the Act more effective.
Committee: Senate Finance Interim Subcommittee on Juvenile Crime
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Senate of the 66th Legislature / by the Interim Subcommittee on Juvenile Crime.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 J988
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 1,576 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study juvenile offenders and the civil and criminal jurisprudence system in Texas as it addresses itself to delinquents and youthful offenders of the law.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Finance Interim Subcommittee on Juvenile Crime
Title: Final report on a study of the juvenile justice system in Texas
Library Catalog Title: Final report on a study of the juvenile justice system inTexas.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 j988y 1979
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Senate Finance Interim Subcommittee on Juvenile Crime
Title: Transcripts
Library Catalog Title: Transcripts
Library Call Number: L1836.65 j988t
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Senate Finance Interim Subcommittee on Juvenile Crime
Title: Presentation to the Senate Interim Subcommittee on Juvenile Crime on a Study of the Texas Juvenile Justice System
Library Catalog Title: Presentation to the Senate Interim Subcommittee on Juvenile Crime on a Study of the Texas Juvenile Justice System.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 j988y
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Senate Problems of Youth, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 63rd Legislature / by the Senate Interim Committee on Problems of Youth.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Juvenile crime |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 y88
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 976 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a study of problems pertaining to our Texas youth, including but not limited to drug abuse, juvenile delinquency and its rehabilitation, lack of communication with and respect of adults, breakdowns in the present judicial disposal of young offenders leading to an increasing disrespect for our laws and democratic institutions.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Problems of Youth, Interim
Title: Minutes, January 26 and October 3, 1972
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 Y88M
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 191 kb]
Committee: Senate Problems of Youth, Interim
Title: Transcript and testimony, October 3, 1972, Austin
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 Y88SP
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [91 pages  File size: 6,935 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Services to Youth in Texas : preliminary report.
Library Catalog Title: Services to Youth in Texas : preliminary report / of the Senate Youth Affairs Committe.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Juvenile crime | Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 y88
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [219 pages  File size: 8,720 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Continue the committee's investigation and analyses of the problems of the youthful offender in relation to the operations of the Texas Youth Council, for the purpose of developing a meaningful rehabilitation program. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Supplements 1 through 6: Transcripts, February 3, February 6, February 28, March 7, March 21, and March 31, 1969; Vocational training at Gatesville and Mountain View State Schools for Boys, Gatesville, Texas, Dr. Joseph E. Champagne, University of Houston, April 1969
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 Y88S
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [477 pages  File size: 799,711 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Transcript of organizational meeting, February 3, 1969; Transcript of public hearing, February 6, 1969, Austin, Texas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 Y88H 2/6/69
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [45 pages  File size: 81,657 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Transcript of public hearing, Subcommittee, February 28, 1969, Houston, Texas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 Y88H 2/28/69
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [146 pages  File size: 242,117 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Summary, March 7, 1969, Dallas, Texas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 Y88H 3/7/69S
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [9 pages  File size: 1,053 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Transcript of public hearing, Subcommittee, March 7, 1969, Dallas, Texas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 Y88H 3/7/69
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [105 pages  File size: 168,563 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Summary, March 21, 1969, San Antonio, Texas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 Y88H 3/21/69S
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [13 pages  File size: 1,273 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Transcript of public hearing, Subcommittee, March 21, 1969, San Antonio, Texas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 Y88H 3/21/69
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [73 pages  File size: 138,922 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Transcript of public hearing, March 31, 1969, Austin, Texas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 Y88H 3/31/69
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [67 pages  File size: 109,918 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Committee documentation: correspondence, list of meetings, bills referred/reported favorably
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 Y88B
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 2,592 kb]
Committee: Senate Youth Affairs
Title: Miscellaneous reports / Senate Youth Affairs Committe.
Library Catalog Title: Miscellaneous reports.
Library Call Number: L1836.61 y88
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Committee: House Juvenile Crime and Delinquency (Interim)
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Handbook of youth crimes.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Juvenile crime |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 J988H
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 4,088 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study this great social problem with a view toward recommending a program to combat juvenile crime and delinquency and any legislation needed to implement such a program.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Juvenile Crime and Delinquency (Interim)
Title: Transcript, Volume 1, January 11, 1968, Austin
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.60 J988M V. 1
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View document [80 pages  File size: 91,833 kb]
Committee: House Juvenile Crime and Delinquency (Interim)
Title: Transcript, Volume 2, May 17, 1968, Corpus Christi
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.60 J988M V. 2
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View document [262 pages  File size: 301,225 kb]
Committee: House Juvenile Crime and Delinquency (Interim)
Title: Transcript, Volume 3, May 24, 1968, Austin; June 9, 1968, Dallas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.60 J988M V. 3
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View document [122 pages  File size: 293,113 kb]
Committee: House Juvenile Crime and Delinquency (Interim)
Title: Transcript, Volume 4, September 5, 1968, Houston
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.60 J988M V. 4
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View document [203 pages  File size: 211,814 kb]
Committee: House Juvenile Crime and Delinquency (Interim)
Title: Transcript, Volume 5, October 3, 1968, Dallas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.60 J988M V. 5
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View document [207 pages  File size: 286,934 kb]
Committee: House Juvenile Crime and Delinquency (Interim)
Title: Transcript, Volume 6, October 18, 1968, San Antonio
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.60 J988M V. 6
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View document [172 pages  File size: 201,782 kb]
Committee: House Juvenile Crime
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Juvenile crime in Texas : a report to the 60th Legislature / by the Interim Committee on Juvenile Crime.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Character education | Juvenile crime | School counselors |
Library Call Number: L1836.59 j988
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 888 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study this problem with at view to making recommendations for a program to combat juvenile crime and any needed legislation to implement such a program.
Committee: Joint State Reformatory, Joint Committee on
Title: State Reformatory
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report.
Subjects: Juvenile crime | Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 26th Leg., R.S. (340)
Session: 26th R.S. (1899)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 2,119 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a full and complete investigation of the State Reformatory and make a report.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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