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Senate Committee on Gangs and Juvenile Justice, Interim - 75th R.S. (1997)

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.

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