Office of Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was established in Senate Bill 653 at the department under the direction of the board for the purpose of investigating: (1) crimes committed by department employees, including parole officers employed by or under contract with the department; and (2) crimes and delinquent conduct committed at a facility operated by the department, a residential facility operated by another entity under a contract with the department, or any facility in which a child committed to the custody of the department is housed or receives medical or mental health treatment. To submit a complaint, please fill out our online report form or call 1-866-477-8354. Office of Inspector General Badge
Forrest Mitchell
Chief Inspector General
Austin, Texas


To report criminal allegations, mistreatment, neglect, exploitation,  fraud, waste, or abuse, racial profiling, or any type of employee misconduct, call or email the Incident Reporting Center at 1-866-477-8354 or

 Document Image  Download the Employee Misconduct Reporting Form (.pdf)


The Special Prosecution Unit (SPU) Juvenile Division was established in Senate Bill 653 to assist District and County Attorney offices in the prosecution of criminal investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) involving Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) interests.


Jack K. Choate
Executive Director
Special Prosecution Unit
Huntsville, Texas 77320
(936) 291-2369

Jana A. Jones
SPU Juvenile Division Section Chief
Decatur, Texas
(940) 626-3798