SB 1350

85(R) - 2017
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

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Kirk Watson

Bill Caption

Relating to the commitment of certain juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This bill would expand the powers of the Office of the Independent Ombudsman to include post-adjudication secure correctional facilities that operate in counties with a population of more than 1 million people but less than 1.5 million.

Under current law, Travis County may commit juvenile offenders to a local post adjudication secure correctional facility instead of a facility operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. This bill would repeal the expiration of the code that relates to commitment to post-adjudication secure correctional facilities for juveniles, and to the expiration of the power of the Office of the Independent Ombudsman to investigate facilities where children are admitted into a post-adjudication secure correctional facility. If this bill passes, the expiration dates for these programs would be repealed.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Localized and regional treatment of juveniles have demonstrated to reduce recidivism rates for juvenile offenders. For this bill's role in working to reduce recidivism, thereby saving tax payer resources in the long run we support SB 1350. 

Organizations Supporting

Texas Probation Association