TJJD Family Support Services
The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) believes we can increase the likelihood
of success for our youth when we involve their families in their rehabilitation
plan. Each of our facilities has unique strategies and events for encouraging family
involvement. These events include:
A Family Liaison is Ready to Help
- Family Days
- Family Orientation Sessions
- Facility Open House
- High School/GED Graduations
- Multidisciplinary Team Meetings
Each high restriction facility has a Family Liaison to assist families in staying
involved in their child’s treatment, and making informed choices regarding their
child’s individual case plan (ICP).
Visiting your Child
Family members are encouraged to write letters to their child and visit them as
often as they can. Before you visit your child, each family member must complete
an application and consent to a criminal history check in order to be placed on
the approved visitation list. Click here to access the application:http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/about/CCF_051.pdf.
Family members who need financial assistance with transportation expenses to visit
their child are encouraged to contact their Family Liaison.
Preparing for your Child’s Return Home
For families living in certain counties in Texas, the agency is able to provide Family Reunification Services that involve parenting groups, family therapy, and case management. The family sessions are provided with the use of video conferencing to connect youth and family without having to drive the long distance to the TJJD facility.
Some youth will be released back to their homes with prescribed medications. It is important that the youth and their family be aware of medication management. Please click on this Do’s and Don’ts – Medication Management link for important information.
Contact your Family Liaison for more information.
Who is your Family Liaison?
Mart Residential Treatment Center
Evins Regional Juvenile Center (Edinburg)
Gainesville State School
940-665-0701 ext. 268
Giddings State School
McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility (Mart)
Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Facility (Brownwood)
Central Office, Supervisor of Family Support
Publications & Tools for Families
- Family Connection Newsletter
- TJJD Family Handbook