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26 Document(s) [ Subject: Juvenile detention facilities ]

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: 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: 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 Investigate State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions Investigation, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Legislative Investigating Committee on Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions.
Subjects: Juvenile detention facilities | State hospitals | State supported living centers |
Library Call Number: L1836.50 EL25
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 677 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the needs and operations of the State's elemosynary and reformatory institutions. *
Committee: House State Eleemosynary Institutions, Special
Title: Report - Gatesville
Library Catalog Title: Report of committee to investigate state reformatory institutions
Subjects: Gainesville State School for Girls | Gatesville State School | Juvenile detention facilities |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 45th Leg., R.S. 2276 (1937)
Session: 45th R.S. (1937)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 217 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make an investigation and study of the State Juvenile Training School at Gatesville and the Gainesville School of Correction for Girls with a view of offering and extending the cooperation of the Legislative Branch in improving the same and making recommendations with reference thereto.
Committee: House State Eleemosynary Institutions, Special
Title: Report - Gainesville
Library Catalog Title: Report of committee to investigate certain training schools
Subjects: Gainesville State School for Girls | Gatesville State School | Juvenile detention facilities |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 45th Leg., R.S. 2748 (1937)
Session: 45th R.S. (1937)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 182 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make an investigation and study of the State Juvenile Training School at Gatesville and the Gainesville School of Correction for Girls with a view of offering and extending the cooperation of the Legislative Branch in improving the same and making recommendations with reference thereto.
Committee: Joint Purchasing Land for Juvenile Training School, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee to Investigate State Juvenile Training School.
Subjects: Gatesville State School | Juvenile detention facilities |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 1st C.S., 531 (1929)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 108 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inspecting certain lands near and adjoining the land now owned by the State and occupied by the State Juvenile Training School at Gatesville, Texas, and to make inspections and investigations as to sutiability and value, as well as needs of the institution for said land.
Committee: House State Juvenile Training School, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Investigate Eleemosynary Institutions.
Subjects: Gainesville State School for Girls | Juvenile detention facilities |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 38th Leg., R.S. 1659 (1923)
Session: 38th R.S. (1923)
Online version: View report [4 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To make an investigation of the conduct and management of the State Juvenile Training School for Girls and any such matters that appear to be proper subjects of investigation and make a report. *
Committee: Joint Central Investigating Committee
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Attorney General of Texas | Bachelor's degrees | Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Courts | Education Agency, Texas | General Land Office | Higher education | Highway Department, Texas State | Investment of public funds | Juvenile detention facilities | Legislative staff | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Office of the Governor | Prairie View A&M University | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons | Quarantines | Rabies | Railroad Commission of Texas | Sam Houston State University | Secretary of State, Texas | Southwest Texas State University | State agencies | State agency budgets | State land | State purchasing | Tarleton State University | Tax administration | Teacher training | Texas A&M University | Texas A&M University - Commerce | Texas Woman's University | Treasury Department, Texas State | University of North Texas at Denton | University of Texas at Austin | University of Texas at El Paso | University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | West Texas A&M University |
Library Call Number: L1836.35 In8r / H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 4th C.S. 228 (1918)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [58 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To make a through investigation into the affairs of all departments of the state and every state institution. *
Committee: House State Reformatory at Gatesville
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Committee to visit the state reformatory at Gatesville.
Subjects: Gatesville State School | Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 27th Leg., R.S. 478 (1901)
Session: 27th R.S. (1901)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 142 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the State Reformatory at Gatesville, diligently examine and inquire into its conditions and needs, and report to the House; may also make recommendations.
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.
Committee: Senate Penitentiaries, Correction and Reformatory
Title: Reformatory
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system | Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 25th Leg., R.S. 566 (1897)
Session: 25th R.S. (1897)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 267 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the Penitentiaries and the House of Correction and Reformatory and report the condition of the institutions with reference to the necessities for appropriation from the Legislature.
Committee: Senate Penitentiaries, Correction and Reformatory
Title: Penitentiaries
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system | Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 25th Leg., R.S. 581 (1897)
Session: 25th R.S. (1897)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 144 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the Penitentiaries and the House of Correction and Reformatory and report the condition of the institutions with reference to the necessities for appropriation from the Legislature.
Committee: Joint State Reformatory, Joint Committee on
Title: Reformatory and House of Correction at Gatesville
Library Catalog Title: Report of Joint Committee on State Reformatory.
Subjects: Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 536 (1893)
Session: 23rd R.S. (1893)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 83 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine carefully and thoroughly into the condition and management of the institution visited, and make a report to the Legislature with such suggestions as the committee may deem necessary.
Committee: Joint Reformatory and House of Correction at Gatesville
Title: Reformatory and House of Correction at Gatesville
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Committee.
Subjects: Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 22nd Leg., R.S. 444 (1891)
Session: 22nd R.S. (1891)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 110 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the Reformatory amd House of Correction at Gatesville: examine into the management and requirements, report the result of the investigation, together with such recommendations as the committee may find proper.
Committee: House Penitentiary
Title: Imprisonment of Juvenile Offenders
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 14th R.S. (1874)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 166 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the imprisonment of juvenile offenders.

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

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