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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

Juvenile Probation Commission executive correspondence and meeting files, 1982-1996,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Juvenile Probation Commission:

An Inventory of Juvenile Probation Commission Executive Correspondence and Meeting Files at the Texas State Archives, 1982-1996



Overview

Creator: Texas Juvenile Probation Commission.
Title: Juvenile Probation Commission executive correspondence and meeting files
Dates: 1982-1996
Abstract: The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission was created in 1981 to make juvenile probation services available throughout the state. The commission does not provide direct services to juveniles, since the juvenile probation system is administered by county governments. Records are executive correspondence and meeting files of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC). Types of records present include correspondence, memoranda, transcripts of public hearings, minutes, brochures, proposals, news articles, legal opinions, reports and agenda dating from 1982 to 1996.
Quantity: 5 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission was created in 1981 to make juvenile probation services available throughout the state. The commission does not provide direct services to juveniles, since the juvenile probation system is administered by county governments. The agency's major responsibilities are to improve the effectiveness of probation services, to establish uniform probation administration standards, to provide alternatives to the commitment of juveniles by providing financial aid to local juvenile boards, to improve communications between state and local entities within the juvenile justice system, and to provide minimum standards for juvenile detention facilities. The goals of the commission are to provide the public with the maximum level of protection from crime, to ensure due process in the juvenile justice system, and to relieve the strain on the adult criminal justice system by diverting young offenders from that system. The commission also works to develop a partnership in which the state, local governments, and the private sector combine resources to reduce the rate of criminal activity. The commission provides training and technical assistance for local courts and law enforcement officers. It has established standards for boards, probation officers, programs, and facilities; and it also publishes reports and technical assistance information.

The policy-making body of the agency is a nine-member commission, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate for overlapping six-year terms. Two members must be Texas district court judges; one must be a county judge or commissioner; and six must be public members not employed in the criminal or juvenile justice systems. Conflict-of-interest and lobbyist restrictions apply. These are nonsalaried positions, and the governor designates the chair.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Records document the work of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC) to make juvenile probation services available throughout the state. Records consist of executive correspondence and meeting files of the Commission, including correspondence, memoranda, transcripts of public hearings, minutes, brochures, proposals, news articles, legal opinions, reports and agenda dating from 1982 to 1996. Correspondents include commission members, general counsel for TJPC, the attorney general, probation officers, and judges. Topics of the records include TJPC public hearings, and on-site monitoring visits of juvenile probation departments statewide to verify compliance with standards set by the TJPC, appointments to the Texas Advisory Council on Juvenile Services (TACJS), TACJS meeting agenda, and recommendations of a Legislative Task Force on AIDS. Records also reflect the service of the executive director of TJPC as a member of an advisory group for the Texas Health and Human Services Coordinating Council (THHSCC). Executive directors of TJPC during the time period of these records were Bill Anderson and Bernard Licarione.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

Some records appear to be arranged in roughly alphabetical order. All records remain in order 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 Advisory Council on Juvenile Services.
Texas Health and Human Services Coordinating Council.
Subjects:
Juvenile probation--Texas--State supervision.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Memorandums--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Transcripts--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Minutes--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Clippings--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Agendas--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Proposals--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Decisions--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Brochures--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Reports--Texas--Juvenile probation--1982-1996.
Functions:
Administering juvenile probation.

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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 Youth Commission, Records, 1886-1892, 1902, 1909-2003, undated, bulk 1949-2000, 19.72 cubic ft.
Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, Minutes, 1986-1994, 0.71 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed minutes. Call numbers are 1998/157-1 thur 2.]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Juvenile Probation Commission executive correspondence and meeting files, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1996/109, 1996/128

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission on May 22 and July 29, 1996.

Processing Information

Lisa Hendricks, July 1996

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Juvenile Probation Commission executive correspondence and meeting files, 1982-1996,
5 cubic ft.

Box
1996/109-1 Correspondence, Advisory Council, 1991-1995
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome? (AIDS) Policy and Guidelines, 1990
AIDS - State Plan to Serve Substance Abusers at Risk of HIV, 1989-1990
American Correctional Association, 1987-1995
Boot Camp Programs, 1990
Capitol Information Service, 1990-1992
Children's Mental Health Plan, 1991-1993
Chief Juvenile Probation Officers (CJPO) Correspondence, 1993-1996
Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1990-1994
Commission Members Correspondence, 1993-1995
Commitment Target Letters, 1993
Community Corrections Guidelines, 1990-1991
Community Corrections Plan, Support Letters, 1992-1993
Comptroller's Office, 1991-1994
Box
1996/109-2 Children and Youth, Texas Commission on, 1994
Judges Correspondence, 1993-1994
Public Hearings, Chief Juvenile Probation Officers:
Dallas, June 9, 1994
Edinburg, June 16, 1994
El Paso, June 23, 1994
Longview, August 11, 1994
Houston, May 5, 1994
Lubbock, May 26, 1994
San Antonio, August 25, 1994
Public Hearing Testimony on Probation Standards, 1994
Texas Advisory Council on Juvenile Services, Advisory Council Agendas, 1990-1992
Texas Advisory Council on Juvenile Services, Advisory Council Meetings:
October 16, 1992
[2 folders]
April 2, 1993
September 10, 1993
January 21, 1994
August 16, 1994
Box
1996/128-1 Texas Health and Human Services Coordinating Council (THHSCC):
Public/Private Policy Group, 1987-1989
THHSCC:
1983-1985
[wallet]
1989
Origin, 1982-1987
Public/Private Policy Group (Residential Child Care):
1985
1986
1987
Local Placement Subcommittee Materials:
1987-1988
1987-1988
Analysis of 1987 Cost Report Data, 1988
Children and Youth Services Coordinating Committee (CYSSCC):
1987-1988
1989
1988-1989
Community Resource Coordination Groups, Pilot Projects, 1988-1989
DRAFT - Report of the Technical Advisory Group of the Administration/Management Task Force of the THHSCC Restructuring Committee, 1988
Box
1996/128-2 Certificates of Obligation, 1988-1989
TJPC Legal Services correspondence, 1992-1994
[loose]
Sick Leave Policy, 1989-1990
Allowable Expenditures, 1990
Match Funds Rules, 1985
Correspondence and memoranda, 1983-1991
[loose]
Discipline Management, 1986
Palo Pinto County Audit, 1986
Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1985-1986
Health and Human Services Coordinating Council (HHSCC), 1988
Box
1996/128-3 Correspondence, 1982-1993
[loose]
Level of Care Monitoring, HHSCC, 1989
Correspondence, 1983-1991
[loose]
Children and Youth Services State Coordinating Committee of the THHSCC, 1988

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