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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Meeting files, 1990-2005,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Judicial Advisory Council:

An Inventory of Judicial Advisory Council Meeting Files at the Texas State Archives, 1990-2005



Overview

Creator: Judicial Advisory Council (Tex.)
Title: Judicial Advisory Council meeting files
Dates: 1990-2005
Abstract: The Judicial Advisory Council advises the director of the Community Justice Assistance Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on matters of interest to the judiciary. These files contain the minutes of the Texas Judicial Advisory Council and accompanying reports and documents presented to the council at its meetings, 1990-2005.
Quantity: 1.92 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Judicial Advisory Council was established in 1989 upon the creation of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) (House Bill 2335, 71st Legislature, Regular Session, chapter 785, §1.12). The council advises the director of the Community Justice Assistance Division of TDCJ and the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on matters of interest to the judiciary, specifically including all matters affecting the administration of Community Supervision and Corrections Departments. The Community Justice Assistance Division, previously the Texas Adult Probation Commission, oversees local Community Supervision and Corrections Departments by setting minimum standards for their programs, facilities, and services as well as certifying and funding their works.

The chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court and the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals each appoint six members to the Judicial Advisory Council. Until 1993, members served at the will of the appointing judge. Currently, members serve staggered six-year terms with the terms of four of the members expiring on September 1 of each odd-numbered year. The chief justice and the presiding judge jointly appoint the council's chair. The council itself elects the vice-chair and secretary from its membership. The Judicial Advisory Council supervises five committees, each chaired by a member of the council: Field Services, Internal Operation, Legislative, Program Services, and Special Recognition.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Judicial Advisory Council advises the director of the Community Justice Assistance Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on matters of interest to the judiciary. These files contain the minutes of the Texas Judicial Advisory Council as well as committee reports, financial reports, and documents to accompany speakers' lectures that were presented to the council at its meetings, 1990-2005. During its meetings, the Judicial Advisory Council discusses the affairs of local Community Supervision and Corrections Departments; hears and ponders presentations on state programs relevant to its own responsibilities; plans legislative agendas; comments on issues concerning the treatment of prisoners, parolees, and probationers; and passes motions and resolutions supporting activities or recommending actions for TDCJ. The council routinely receives reports from its own five committees as well as the director of the Community Justice Assistance Division. It frequently hears accounts from other TDCJ bodies, especially the State Jail Division, the Programs and Services Division, the Parole Division, the Fiscal Issues Committee, and the Probation Advisory Committee. The Judicial Advisory Council also often receives reports from the Sam Houston State University Correctional Management Institute of Texas.

The Judicial Advisory Council's bylaws are filed with the minutes of its January 1990 meeting.

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Arrangement of the Records

The files are arranged chronologically by meeting date as received from the agency.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Dept. of Criminal Justice.
Subjects:
Judicial councils--Texas.
Criminal justice, Administration of--Texas.
Corrections--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Judicial councils--1990-2005.
Reports--Texas--Judicial councils--1990-2005.
Bylaws--Texas--Judicial councils--1990.
Functions:
Advising administration of criminal justice.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Records, 1849-2002, 165.01 cubic ft.
Texas Adult Probation Commission, Records, 1971-1991 (bulk 1977-1990), 14 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Judicial Advisory Council meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1998/156, 1999/042, 2000/032, 2001/054, 2002/125, 2003/034, 2003/134, 2004/077, 2005/114, 2006/003

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Judicial Advisory Council on June 8 and October 30, 1998; September 29, 1999; October 31, 2000; April 11, 2002; March 18, 2003; January 5, 2004; and February 25 and September 7, 2005; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on October 18, 2002.

Processing Information

Hans Rasmussen, January 2001

Laura K. Saegert, October 2002, September 2004, October 2006

Accruals

Minutes and meeting files are sent to the Texas State Archives two to three times a year.

Location of Originals

The Judiciary Advisory Council maintains the original minutes.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Meeting files, 1990-2005,
1.92 cubic ft.

Box
1998/156-1 Meeting files:
January 1990
March 1990
July 1990
November 1990
March 1991
June 1991
August 1991
October 1991
January 1992
Box
2003/034 March 1992
August 1992
October 1992
January 1993
April 1993
July 1993
September 1993
April 1994
Box
1998/156-1 February 1995
July 1995
March 1996
June 1996
September 1996
November 1996
Box
1998/156-2 December 1996
January 1997
February 1997
May 1997
July 1997
September 1997
November 1997
January 1998
May 1998
Box
2001/054-1 July 1998
[2 folders]
October 1998
January 1999
March 1999
July 1999
September 1999
February 2000
July 2000
[2 folders]
September 2000
Box
2002/125 January 2001
March 2001
July 2001
November 2001
February 2002
Box
2003/134 May 2002
[2 folders]
July 2002
[2 folders]
September 2002
[3 folders]
November 2002
January 2003
[3 folders]
March 2003
[2 folders]
July 2003
October 2003
January 2004
[2 folders]
May 2004
[2 folders]
Box
2005/114 July 2004
October 2004
January 2005
April 2005
July 2005

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