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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241916     Find in a Library
  Title: Texas Juvenile Justice Department Annual Report to the Governor and Legislative Budget Board: Community Juvenile Justice Appropriations, Riders and Special Diversion Programs
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: Texas Juvenile Justice Department
United States of America
  Date Published: 12/2012
  Page Count: 90
  Annotation: This is the 2012 Annual Report of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), which was created December 1, 2011, as a combination of the functions of the Texas Youth Commission (TYC) and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC).
  Abstract: The TJJD acts as a unified State juvenile justice agency that works in partnership with county governments, the courts, and communities to promote public safety by providing a full continuum of effective supports and services to youth from initial contact through termination of supervision. It is committed to the achievement of five objectives. First, it is responsible for assuring accountability, quality, consistency, and transparency through effective monitoring and the use of system-wide performance measures. Second, it promotes the use of program and service designs and interventions proven to be most effective in rehabilitating youth. Third, it prioritizes the use of community-based or family-based programs and services for youth over the placement or commitment of youth to a secure facility. Fourth, it operates the State facilities so as to effectively house and rehabilitate the youthful offenders who cannot be safely served in another setting. Fifth, it protects and enhances the cooperative agreements between State and county governments. In pursuing these objectives, the TJJD allocates funds appropriated by the Texas Legislature in the form of grants that assist local juvenile boards in operating juvenile probation departments, juvenile detention and correction facilities, and providing basic and special services to youth in the juvenile probation systems. In fiscal year 2012, county funding accounted for approximately 72 percent of total juvenile probation funding, and State and Federal funding accounted for approximately 28 percent. New and continued funding in 2012 targeted four functions: diversion from institutionalization, juvenile mental health services, a Web-based case management system, and serving misdemeanor probationers. Nine appendixes with data and information and extensive tables
  Main Term(s): Juvenile justice agencies
  Index Term(s): Grants or contracts ; Community-based corrections (juvenile) ; Juvenile diversion programs ; Texas
  Sale Source: Texas Juvenile Justice Department
4900 North Lamar Boulevard
P.O. Box 12757
Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
  Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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