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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.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives report, 2004 : interim report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Child abuse | Child Protective Services | Community support services | Elder abuse | Marriage | Welfare | Welfare reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 H88
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [195 pages  File size: 2,572 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the incident of abuse and neglect of individuals receiving services in community care settings. The committee will evaluate the effectiveness of procedures to prevent abuse and neglect, methods to streamline reporting and investigations and the adequacy of available enforcement mechanisms.
2. Assess the effectiveness of new marriage promotion initiatives in the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) program.
3. Monitor congressional re-authorization of TANF and child care programs and the impact of federal policy changes on Texas' welfare reform efforts. Report any needed policy changes to accommodate new federal policy for the 79th Legislature.
4. Monitor the implementation of SB 669, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, which mandates police presence with Child Protective Services workers during priority calls. The study should include, at minimum, the impact on victims, parent cooperation and local law enforcement availability.
5. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdictions.
Committee: Joint Family Code, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A comprehensive review of the Texas Family Code.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Boot camps | Child crimes | Child custody | Child support | Divorce | Families | Gender discrimination | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Marriage | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Statutory revision | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 f21
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [241 pages  File size: 10,502 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding the clarity and consistency of terminology used throughout the Family Code.
2. Study the usefulness and necessity of all major provisions of the Family Code, and, if any are obsolete or in need of amendment, recommend deletions or appropriate amendments.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding property division from divorce, as well as child support guidelines in Title 2
4. Study and make recommendations regarding juvenile justice provisions contained in Title 3.
5. Maker recommendations regarding recodification of the Code, if needed.
6. Make recommendations regarding any additions or other changes that the Committee determined should be made to the Texas Family Code.
Committee: House Divorce Laws
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Interim Study Committee on Divorce, created by H.S.R. 204, the Legislature of Texas, third called session, 1962, to the 58th Legislature of Texas.
Subjects: Child custody | Child support | Child welfare | Common law marriages | Divorce | Families | Marriage |
Library Call Number: L1836.57 D642
Session: 57th R.S. (1961)
Online version: View report [83 pages  File size: 8,390 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a comprehensive study of divorce and the laws relating thereto, giving special attention to the rights children, methods for promoting the public welfare by preserving, promoting and protecting family life and the institution of matrimony, and to the possible methods which might encourage the reconciliation of spouses and the amicable settlement of domestic and family controversies.

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