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Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, Select - 80th R.S. (2007)

Committee: Joint Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary report of initial findings and recommendations : a report to the Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the House, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Inmate sexual assaults | Juvenile justice system | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Y88p
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 698 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigating and recommending changes to the current fiscal management practices at the Texas Youth Commission, the current practice regarding the investigation of and resolution of sexual misconduct complaints or complaints made regarding the conduct of employees or former employees of the Texas Youth Commission, and the actions of the Texas Youth Commission related to the recent allegations regarding gross financial mismanagement at the agency, sexual misconduct by agency employees or former employees, and failure of the agency to properly investigate or resolve either of these issues.
2. Investigating and recommending changes to the current operation and management practices of the Texas Youth Commission, including the feasibility of developing new policies on sexual abuse and assault, developing new policies regarding the reporting of misconduct by agency employees or former employees, developing new policies regarding the investigation of misconduct by agency employees or former employees, implementing vulnerability assessments that identify areas and practices within the Texas Youth Commission that create opportunities for misconduct, and developing programs related to the proper training of agency employees and the retention of employees, specifically addressing the Texas Youth Commission's employee turnover rate.
3. Investigating successful operation and management practices of other similar entities in other jurisdictions.
4. Investigating and recommending any changes to the operation and management of the Texas Youth Commission to ensure that the statutorily stated purpose of the Texas Youth Commission "to provide a program of constructive training aimed at rehabilitation and reestablishment in society of children adjudged delinquent by the courts of this state and committed to the Texas Youth Commission, and to provide active parole supervision for children until officially discharged from custody of the Texas Youth Commission" is carried out.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, Select
Title: Testimony, Legislative Budget Board, Review of June 2008 Adult Correctional Population Projections and Update on Recent Trends, Prepared for the Joint Select Committee on the Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission and the Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee, October 1, 2008
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.80 C869M 2008: OCT 1
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View document [9 pages  File size: 272 kb]

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