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NCJ Number: 195023 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice Handbook for Local Government
Corporate Author: Texas Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 37
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Texas Office of the Attorney General
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Publisher: http://www.OAG.STATE.TX.US 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook presents an overview of the Texas juvenile justice system.
Abstract: The Texas Youth Commission (TYC) is charged with holding, treating, and rehabilitating the most serious juvenile offenders. TYC uses individual treatment plans to focus on offenders' specific needs, with specialized rehabilitation programs for capital offenders, sexual offenders, and drug and alcohol abusers. The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC) is in charge of overseeing Texas juvenile probation services. Probation is the follow-up supervision provided to a youth pursuant to a juvenile court order. TJPC is empowered to: (1) adopt rules and minimum standards for probation and detention services; (2) provide alternatives to the commitment of juveniles through financial aid to local juvenile boards; (3) set education and certification standards for probation officers; and (4) provide training and technical assistance to counties, juvenile boards, and probation offices. The document lists other State resources to help at-risk juveniles and local juvenile entities that address juvenile crime. It describes the juvenile justice process; the jurisdiction of the juvenile court; charging and trying a child in juvenile court; disposition of sentencing of a juvenile; the Progressive Sanctions guidelines; sharing information between schools and police; statutory and court-approved tools for battling juvenile crime; gangs; and crime control and prevention districts. Notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile courts; Juvenile sentencing; Local juvenile justice systems; Police juvenile relations; Probation or parole services; Rehabilitation; State juvenile justice systems; Texas
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