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Committee: Senate Violence in Schools & School Security, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Gun control | Guns | Mentally ill persons | Protective orders | School buildings | School safety | School violence |
Library Call Number: L1836.84
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [32 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Improve the infrastructure and design of Texas schools to reduce security threats, and discuss various proposals to harden school facilities, including limiting access points, improving screening and detecting of weapons, retrofitting school facilities with improved locks, emergency alarm systems, and monitoring cameras .
2. Study school security options and resources, including, but not limited to, the school marshal program, school police officerss, armed school personnel, the Texas School Safety Center, and other training programs to determine what improvements can be made to provide school districts and charter schools with more robust security options.
3. Examine the root cause of mass murder in schools including, but not limited to, risk factors such as mental health, substance use disorders, anger management, social isolation, the impact of high intensity media coverage - the so-called "glorification" of school shooters - to determine the effect on copycat shootings, and the desensitization to violence resulting from video games, music, film, and social media. Recommend strategies to early identify and intercept high-risk students, as well as strategies to promote healthy school culture, including character education and community support initiatives.
4. Examine whether current protective order laws are sufficient or whether the merits of Extreme Risk Protective Orders, or "Red Flag" laws, should be considered for seeking a temporary removal of firearms from a person who poses an immediate danger to themselves or others, only after legal due process is provided with a burden of proof sufficient to protect Second Amendment rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Corsicana Residential Treatment Facility | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile Justice Department, Texas | Juvenile justice system | Mentally ill inmates | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison population | Privatization | Recidivism | School discipline | School district police | School safety | Substance abuse | Truancy |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C817
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [0 pages  File size: 58 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and review the correctional facilities and processes within Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Texas Juvenile Justice Department with emphasis on efficiencies, effectiveness, and recidivism. Examine the existing programmatic approach per facility in the areas of the vocation, education, visitation, rehabilitation, health and mental health services, parole supervision, and reentry initiatives. Evaluate opportunities for partnerships between facilities and private industries to offer education, job training, and potential employment for offenders during incarceration, parole, and final release.
2. 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 Criminal Jurisprudence)
3. In the area of Juvenile Justice, analyze and make recommendations on outcome-based financing models that allow the state to partner with private investors and innovative service providers willing to cover the upfront costs and assume performance risk to divert youths into cost-effective programs and interventions, while assuring that taxpayers will not pay for the programs unless the programs demonstrate success in achieving the desired outcomes.
4. Study the impact of SB 393 (83R) and SB 1114 (83R). Assess the impact of school discipline and school-based policing on referrals to the municipal, justice, and juvenile courts, and identify judicial policies or initiatives designed to reduce referrals without having a negative impact on school safety. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Public Education)
5. 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: 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: Senate Education, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative schools | Bilingual education | Charter schools | Drug rehabilitation programs | Dyslexia | Education Service Centers | Educational technology | English as second language | Internet | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Learning disabilities | Limited English speakers | School choice | School safety | Teachers | Texas Academic Skills Program |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ed83
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,563 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study issues related to the safety of students, teachers and visitors on public school campuses, and, if necessary, make recommendations for legislative action. The Committee should determine the amount and sources of funds spent on security efforts; consider the accountability of security officers and police officers on campuses; and review the reporting of security practices to appropriate education and law enforcement officials.
2. Review the availability of drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services to students in public schools, and consider whether legislative action is necessary. The Committee should consider the services provided by schools, the amount and sources of available funds, and the existence and implementation of standards to determine the effectiveness of the services.
3. Evaluate programs and services in public schools to assist students with dyslexia, hearing difficulties, or vision problems to determine whether any improvements are needed.
4. Evaluate bilingual education efforts in public schools to determine the impact of such efforts.
5. Monitor implementation of key legislation passed by the 75th Legislature during the 1997 regular session, including: SB 133, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to safe schools; HB 318, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to school choice and charter schools; SB 1158, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to use and funding of Education Service Centers; and SB 148, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the applicability of the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP).
6. Supplemental Charge: Evaluate whether the State should provide public school teachers with home access to computers and consider other means to promote computer literacy among public school teachers.
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 Public Education
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Charter schools | Education Agency, Texas | Education Service Centers | Education, Texas State Board of | School budgets | School buses | School safety | Special education | State Board for Educator Certification |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ed83h
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 2,035 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine legislative strategies to improve efficiency of public schools. Include use of technology, alternative methods of delivering educational services, financial incentives, reduced administrative costs, any other measure.
2. Review progress of charter schools and public education grants, including revisions enacted by the 75th legislature.
3. Investigate accidents and other safety issues arising in situations where school districts have contracted with external entities to provide transportation services.
4. Monitor progress and implementation of other legislation, including SB 133, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to safe schools (jointly with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues), SB 1158, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to education service centers, and HB 1800, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to inclusion of more special education students in the accountability system.
5. Conduct active oversight of agencies under committee's jurisdiction.
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 Review of the Central Education Agency, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the Joint Select Committee to Review the Central Education Agency.
Subjects: Alternative schools | At-risk youth | Charter schools | Education | Education Agency, Texas | Education reform | Education Service Centers | Education, Texas State Board of | Educational accountability | Elementary education | School choice | School discipline | School safety | Secondary education | Special education |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 ed83s
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 2,694 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall conduct an in-depth and comprehensive review of the mission, organization, size, and effectiveness of the Central Education Agency. In conducting its review, the committee shall study the mission, organizational structure, and practices of similar agencies in other states. The review must include:
2. a study of the agency's success in addressing the national education goals, adopted by the President of the United States and the nation's 50 governors and the goals for public education provided by Section 35.001
3. a study of the agency's organizational mission, structure, size, and effectiveness
4. a study of the number and effectiveness of committees created under the auspices of the agency or the State Board of Education
5. identification of those functions that should be performed by the state and those that should be performed regionally through the regional service centers
6. a study of the adequacy, validity, and timeliness of data collected and published by the Public Education Information Managements System (PEIMS) as provided by Section 16.007, Education Code
7. a study of the adequacy and effectiveness of programs designed for special populations of students and for teacher and administrator staff development
8. a study of the adequacy and effectiveness of assistance provided the site-based management teams, established under Section 21.931, Education Code
9. a study of the efficient use of state resources, school district structure, and opportunities for shared costs in order to determine the best management and use of state resources and to assist school districts in determining optimal educational opportunities.
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.

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