Monitoring & Inspections
The Monitoring and Inspections Division of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department
(TJJD) provides comprehensive and effective reviews which result in the promotion
of safety and a positive impact on the outcomes and performance of juvenile justice
facilities and services at the state and county level.
The division conducts comprehensive reviews of the agency’s state operated and state
contracted juvenile correctional facilities and programs to include residential,
both secure and non-secure, and parole. Within its review, the Monitoring and Inspection
Team assesses compliance with agency policy health and safety codes, accreditation
standards, regulations, and contractual agreements.
In addition, the division is responsible for assisting the agency in fulfilling
its legislative mandate to monitor and enforce minimum administrative rules (i.e.,
standards). The Monitoring and Inspections Division monitors county operated juvenile
probation departments and programs, short-term detention facilities, pre-adjudication
secure detention facilities, post-adjudication correctional facilities, and non-secure
correctional facilities to include privately administered facilities under contract
with a government entity for compliance with minimum standards.
Per the requirements of the Texas Family Code, all secure and non-secure county
operated facilities are required to register their facility with the agency on an
annual basis. The Monitoring and Inspection Division maintains the agency’s Facility
Registry application process.