TJJD Prevention and Early Intervention Services
The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) is committed to helping youth become productive, responsible, and lawful citizens. In January 2012, the TJJD Board designated $1.5 million to fund programs and services intended to prevent or intervene in at-risk behaviors that lead to delinquency, truancy, dropping out of school, or referral to the juvenile justice system.
- Enabling Legislation
Texas Human Resources Code Section 203.0065, Prevention and Early Intervention Services , authorizes the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to provide prevention and early intervention services.
2014-2015 General Appropriations Act, Article IX, Section 17.10 Agency Coordination for Youth Prevention and Intervention Services, requires the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Texas Education Agency, and the Adjutant General’s Department (now the Texas Military Department) to provide detailed information on all juvenile delinquency prevention and dropout prevention and intervention services.
- New Report! Agency Coordination for Youth Prevention and Intervention Services (October 2016). Submitted to the Legislative Budget Board September 29, 2016.
- TJJD Funded Prevention Programs
TJJD funds a number of prevention and early intervention programs at juvenile probation departments throughout Texas. A summary of those programs and contact information is provided here.
- Resources for Families
Are you looking for help for your son or daughter and don’t know where to go? Click here for telephone numbers and websites of useful resources.
- Resources for Policymakers & Program Developers
Are you searching for resources to inform policy or program development? Click here for a listing of resources.