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14 Document(s) [ Subject: Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas ]

Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | County jails | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Municipal jails | Prison population | Prisoner re-entry | Prisons | Probation | Recidivism | Women inmates | Youth Commission, Texas | Youthful offenders |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 C817
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [120 pages  File size: 1,618 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine implementation of the diversion pilot programs, juvenile case management system, and other policy and funding initiatives to determine whether the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and the Texas Youth Commission have adhered to legislative directive in implementing these programs, and the impact of these programs on commitments at the Texas Youth Commission. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Appropriations
2. Study and evaluate the availability and efficiency of community-based corrections supervision and treatment programs and their impact on prison capacity and recidivism rates. Determine whether the supervision and treatment programs have been designed in accordance with evidence-based practices and whether adequate evaluation methods have been incorporated.
3. Study current re-entry programs and procedures across the juvenile and adult criminal justice continuum. Make recommendations to ensure that offenders who are released or discharged have the necessary supervision and access to employment, housing, treatment, and other support programs to allow successful entry and integration into the community. Evaluate the working relationship between state agencies facilitating re-entry and make recommendations on how to achieve greater efficiency and cost savings.
4. Examine policies and programs designed to identify, divert, and enhance the supervision and treatment of special needs offenders within local jails and state correctional facilities. Recommend changes to address appropriate alternatives to incarceration or institutionalization.
5. Review the range of services provided to females in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems and recommend changes to ensure responsiveness to gender-specific issues. Review should include institutional and community supervision programs and utilization of correctional facilities that house nonadjudicated populations.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 82nd Legislature / Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Subjects: Alcohol-related deaths | Alternatives to incarceration | Blood alcohol concentration | Child abuse | Child sexual abuse | Community notification of sex offenders | Concealed weapons | Crime laboratories | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | DNA testing | Driving while intoxicated | Forensics | Indigent criminal defense | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Municipal jails | Prison security | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Recidivism | School discipline | Sex offender registration | State Health Services, Texas Department of | Texas Fair Defense Act | Witnesses | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 C868
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 3,355 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the efficiency and fairness of the current sexual offender registry system and make recommendations to improve the system, if necessary. Study the issue of compliance with the Adam Walsh Act, focusing on the associated costs to the state and the punishment of juveniles. Examine the risk assessment tools used to measure the likelihood of recidivism of sexual predators.
2. Review statistics regarding the crime of driving while intoxicated, including accident statistics, alcohol-related deaths and injury, and other impacts on the community. Examine enforcement options used nationwide to deter driving under the influence and make recommendations to reduce the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities and accidents in Texas.
3. Review the performance of the Fair Defense Act and the Task Force on Indigent Defense. Study key outcomes of the law, including: appointment rates in felony and misdemeanor cases; state and county indigent defense expenditures; attorney caseloads; attorney compensation; access to investigators and experts; and overall quality of counsel for the indigent. Examine the Task Force on Indigent Defense's effectiveness in monitoring and enforcing standards and design strategies to improve the delivery of services for indigent defense, including timing of the appointment of counsel, the use of the appointment wheel and the monitoring of workloads and performance of attorneys.
4. Study and make recommendations related to municipal jails and other detention facilities that operate without state agency oversight. Identify the number of such facilities and the population detained, as well as best practices for municipal jails. Make recommendations to improve services and consider options for oversight of facilities by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
5. Review the detention of juvenile offenders in local jails, state jails, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison units by examining conditions of confinement, including quality of education, mental health treatment and medical services, rehabilitative treatment, and equality of access to services for young female inmates. Review access to administrative and inspector general grievances in TDCJ facilities. Make recommendations for improving the system and reduce recidivism of juvenile offenders.
6. Study and make recommendations to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of testing done in Texas forensic laboratories, including DNA and blood/alcohol testing. Assess and make recommendations for improving the capacity of Texas criminal laboratories to process evidence, identify ways to reduce the backlog of DNA evidence processing, identify ways to encourage qualified applicants for crime lab jobs, ensure adequate training for new crime lab technicians, ensure the availability of efficient crime lab processing to all regions of the state, and determine the impact of additional collection requirements on the capacity of Texas crime labs to process evidence. Consider the costs and benefits of creating a statewide crime lab.
7. Assess how the Commission on Jail Standards, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Criminal Justice, and Department of State Health Services are working together to identify defendants with mental health issues, notify magistrates when defendants have been identified and, where appropriate, provide crisis stabilization services to defendants. Monitor legislation passed by the 81st Legislature for mental illness and make recommendations for any needed improvements to improve mental health services and reduce recidivism.
8. Study and evaluate the success of juvenile probation pilot programs aimed at community-based diversion of youth from Texas Youth Commission facilities. Make recommendations for needed legislative action and additional programs to increase the number of delinquent youth successfully rehabilitated in their home communities.
9. Consider the impact that secondary education school disciplinary laws and policies have on the juvenile justice system and the adult prison system. Recommend changes, if needed, to current law.
10. Evaluate the usage of current Texas practices for facilitating the fair and accurate courtroom testimony of children and reducing the trauma associated with testifying, particularly for children who are victims of sexual abuse. Specifically consider recent efforts and trends across the nation to develop best practices, including "court orientation" programs, and ensure that courtrooms are more child friendly and accommodating for young victims to reduce the trauma associated with testifying in court while ensuring that fair and accurate information is solicited from the child as a witness.
11. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
  • Study the impact of certain provisions in the 2009 DPS Sunset bill on the timely processing of concealed handgun license applications and the issuance of licenses.
  • Monitor and make recommendations, if needed, on actions by TDCJ to improve security and reduce contraband.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Border security | County jails | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Disciplinary alternative education programs | Inmate rehabilitation | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Municipal jails | Prisoner re-entry | State jail system | Substance abuse | Undocumented immigrants | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 C817
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 29,320 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Explore the use of technology practices that improve efficiency, safety, and coordination of criminal justice activities on the state, local and county levels.
2. Consider new strategies for meeting prisoner reentry challenges in Texas, including the evaluation of programs with documented success. This review should include the availability of housing and occupational barriers.
3. Provide a comprehensive analysis and study of the Texas state jail system, including original intent for use, sentencing guidelines, and effectiveness. Develop suggestions for changes and improvements in the state jail system.
4. Study the organizational structure of the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission to determine if the current system is effectively and efficiently addressing the needs of the juvenile justice system in conjunction with the sunset review of these agencies. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.)
5. Study Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs and Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs, including referral rates, age of students, whether parents have sufficient recourse to challenge a placement, funding, and course requirements. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.)
6. Review and research the availability, coordination, efficiency, and allocation of substance abuse treatment resources for probationers, pretrial defendants, people in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), and parolees. This review should include methods to reduce and improve current assessments, training, and referring protocols and the identification of any barriers that may be impeding all of the above. (Joint Interim Charge wit the House Committee on Appropriations.)
7. Study policies and procedures related to illegal immigration and border security of the TDCJ, county probation departments, and local and county jail facilities, and make recommendations to improve coordination with international, federal, state and local authorities. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on County Affairs.)
8. Assess the relationship between mental illness and criminal behavior and offer reforms needed to address the proliferation of mental illness in the adult and juvenile justice systems. This review should include an examination of data sharing between criminal justice and health and human services agencies, proper screening, assessments, treatment, discharge planning, post-release supervision, and community services. (Joint Charge with the House Committee on Appropriations.)
9. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
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.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Correctional personnel
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge eight.
Subjects: Correctional officers | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Prison security | Prison violence | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 8
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,086 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Committee shall review efforts by the Commission on Jail Standards, the Juvenile Probation Commission, and the Youth Commission to monitor compliance with statutes and regulations designed to ensure the safety of security personnel and offenders. The Committee shall determine if current compliance measures and monitoring are adequate. Also a review of employment standards and adequate background checks shall be conducted to ensure safe operations of facilities and programs. The Committee also may consider methods used to employ and retain effective security personnel in adult and juvenile facilities operated by the Department of Criminal Justice and the Youth Commission.
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, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Attorney General of Texas | Child custody | Child support | Community property | Criminal Justice Policy Council | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Kidnapping | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Visitation rights | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 j987
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,040 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review current laws relating to parental abduction.
2. Review the Texas community property system, including constitutional and statutory provisions in Title 1, Family Code.
3. Review child support visitation guidelines as required by the federal government.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including the child support enforcement program and recent law changes affecting the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
Committee: Senate Sex Offenders, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Ashley's Laws | Civil commitment of sex offenders | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Parole | Sex offenders | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 se91r
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [97 pages  File size: 3,117 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations for policy or statutory changes, if needed, that would allow for the civil commitment of sexual predators, both adults and juveniles. The Committee should consider similar laws enacted in Kansas and other states.
2. Evaluate the need for any additional facilities or resources that may be required if sexual predators are committed for treatment in a state agency. The Committee should consider the fiscal impact and possible funding sources for its recommendations.
3. Review current practices and policies of the Department of Criminal Justice, the Youth Commission and Juvenile Probation Commission in the treatment of adult and juvenile sex offenders, including the methods of assessment, evaluation, and tracking of all sex offenders while incarcerated and while on parole. If legislative or regulatory action is necessary, make recommendations.
4. Study federal laws regarding sex offenders and victims of sexual offenses to ensure compliance, to determine necessary statutory or policy modifications, and to ensure maximum availability of federal funds for Texas.
Committee: House Criminal Justice and People with Mental Disabilities, House Joint
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Persons with Mental Disabilities, Texas House of Representatives, interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Law Enforcement, Texas Commission on | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill persons | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868hj
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 2,891 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The House Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and People with Mental Disabilities is created to study the special problems of individuals with mental disabilities in the criminal justice system. The Committee should consider such information as the number of people in the system with mental disabilities, the quality of assessment measures to determine competence, the adequacy of representation, the availability of services and treatment and barriers to reintegration into the community.
Committee: House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committe on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Adoption | Alternative schools | Attorney General Child Support Division | Child support | Education Agency, Texas | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) | School discipline | School safety | Texas Child Support Enforcement System | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 j987
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 2,159 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study adoption practices and determine the need for changes to promote the public interest.
2. Review the comprehensive changes of the juvenile justice laws made by the 74th Legislature. The review should include recommendations to address: (a) new juvenile justice problems, (b) reports of the Texas Youth Commission, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council made pursuant to HB 327, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and; (c) errors, omissions and conflicts in current law.
3. Study methods to improve the collection and distribution of child support payments.
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: 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 Security and Sanctions
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Security and Sanctions, Texas House of Representatives, 67the Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Alternatives to incarceration | Corrections, Texas Department of | Halfway houses | Inmates | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Municipal jails | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison labor | Prison population | Probation |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 se26
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [92 pages  File size: 2,508 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the statewide juvenile probation system as authorized by HB 1704, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
2. Monitor the Adult Probation Commission in regard to the effectiveness of pre-sentence investigations to divert people from the Texas Department of Corrections.
3. Monitor the organizational changes in the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the creation of new halfway houses as authorized by SB 125, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Investigate overcrowding in the Texas Department of Corrections and examine alternatives for relieving this condition.
5. Examine the feasibility of paying a wage to inmates for the work they perform at the Texas Department of Corrections.
6. Study the feasibility of placing city jails under the authority of the Texas Jail Standards Commission and/or abolishing the Commission.
7. Evaluate present rules, regulations, and statutes regarding the parole process.

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