Volunteer with TJJD

If you would like to volunteer with TJJD, please contact your local community relations coordinator, or contact Tammy Holland

Upcoming Trainings

Trauma Informed Care
Training for Trainers
February 1-2, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
Click here to register

29th Annual Juvenile Law Conference
February 22-24, 2016
San Antonio, Texas
Click here for conference brochure.

Training Coordinators’ Conference
May 2-4, 2016
Austin, Texas
* Stay Tuned *

Upcoming Meetings

TJJD Advisory Council on Juvenile Services
February 12, 2016
TJJD Lone Star Conference Room
11209 Metric Blvd.,
Building H, Suite A
Austin, TX 78758

Regionalization Task Force Meeting
March 23, 2016
TJJD Lone Star Conference Room
11209 Metric Blvd.,
Building H. Suite A
Austin, TX  78758

TJJD Committe Meeting
March 31, 2016
and
TJJD Board Meeting 
April 1, 2016
TJJD Lone Star Conference Room
11209 Metric Blvd.,
Building H, Suite A
Austin, TX 78758

Public Contact List

Abuse Hotline

Administrative Investigations Division (AID)
Email AID, or call
1.877.786.7263
(1.877.STOP.ANE)

State Institution, Program,
Service or Facility
1.866.477.8354

Community-Based Program,
Service or Facility
1.877.786.7263

Probation & Community Service
master contact list (.docx)

Open Records Request 
Email or call
512.490.7734

Office of the Inspector General 
call 1.866.477.8354

Office of the Independent Ombudsman
Email the Ombudsman or
call 855.468.7330

Media Inquiries
Email Jim Hurley or
call 512.490.7016

About TJJD

Pursuant to Senate Bill 653 passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature and signed by the Governor, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) was created on December 1, 2011 and the existing Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC) and Texas Youth Commission (TYC) were abolished. On December 1, 2011, operations of both TJPC and TYC were transferred to the new TJJD and all references to TJPC and TYC were changed to the new name. On behalf of TJJD, welcome to our new website.

Latest News & Events

  • 01.26.2016: Programs Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 28th at 2:30 pm has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.
  • 01.14.16: The 2015 Treatment Effectiveness Review is now online.
  • 01.08.16: The TJJD Board has adopted changes to TAC Chapter 358 (Identifying, Reporting, and Investigating Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, Death, and Serious Incidents). The changes will take effect on March 1, 2016. See a summary of the changes and the revised text.
  • 11.10.15: TJJD Administrators Named Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Fellows
  • 10.14.15: The TJJD Board has adopted changes to TAC Chapter 343 (Secure Juvenile Pre-Adjudication Detention and Post-Adjudication Correctional Facilities). The changes will take effect on February 1, 2016. See a summary of the changes and the revised text→ 1.21.16 - Update! These changes will take effect June 1, 2016, not February 1, 2016.
  • 08.31.15: TJJD Executive Director's Report is now entitled TJJD Today (.pdf).
  • 04.08.15: The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) is pleased to release the 2014 Supplement to Texas Juvenile Law, 8th Edition by Dr. Robert O. Dawson as updated by the TJJD Juvenile Justice Training Academy and the Office of the General Counsel.  For the first time, this Supplement has been published only in a printable electronic format and may be downloaded in PDF/Adobe Acrobat format by clicking here. We are committed to ensuring that this interim update of the 8th Edition will provide much needed analysis and interpretation of juvenile case and statutory law available in the state.  Be on the lookout for the release of the pre-order form for the hard-bound book and CD-ROM of the 9th Edition of Texas Juvenile Law set for publication in August 2016.
  • 04.02.15: TJJD releases a comprehensive collaborative report on improving youth outcomes at state and county programs: TJJD Youth Outcomes Report 2015.

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