Essential Information

TJJD Response to COVID-19

As an agency focused on public safety, the highest priority of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department is to protect the youth in our care and our dedicated employees. TJJD remains in daily contact with the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Texas Department of Emergency Management to remain fully informed and respond to events as the situation changes. Additionally, the agency’s leadership team has been meeting throughout each day to ensure services while maintaining safety. The 2,000 employees of TJJD are committed to doing their part to help Texas beat COVID-19.

Positive Cases: Youth

Overview of Positive Youth Cases

Total number of TJJD youth who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic: 360
Number of positive youth cases at secure facilities: 333
Number of positive youth cases at halfway houses: 27
Number of COVID-19 tests administered to TJJD youth: 4,634

Positive Youth Cases by Facility:

Evins Regional Juvenile Center: 45
Gainesville State School: 13
Giddings State School: 109
McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility: 120
Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex: 46
Halfway Houses: 27

Timeline of positive youth cases is:

2021

DATE CASES FACILITY
1/4/2021 3 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/4/2021 1 Giddings State School
1/9/2021 2 Giddings State School
1/12/2021 2 Giddings State School
1/14/2021 1 Giddings State School
1/21/2021 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/26/2021 1 Giddings State School
1/27/2021 1 Giddings State School
2/3/2021 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
2/9/2021 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
2/24/2021 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
3/8/2021 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
3/11/2021 2 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
3/24/2021 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
4/14/2021 1 Giddings State School
5/21/2021 1 Halfway House
5/27/2021 2 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
6/2/2021 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/3/2021 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/6/2021 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/25/2021 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/28/2021 2 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/4/2021 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/6/2021 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/7/2021 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/8/2021 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/11/2021 3 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/24/2021 1 Halfway House
9/27/2021 1 Halfway House
9/30/2021 2 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/12/2021 3 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/25/2021 2 Halfway House
10/26/2021 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
10/27/2021 1 Giddings State School
10/27/2021 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/28/2021 4 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
11/3/2021 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility

2020

DATE CASES FACILITY
6/22/2020 1 Giddings State School
6/25/2020 5 Giddings State School
6/25/2020 1 Gainesville State School
6/27/2020 7 Gainesville State School
6/29/2020 4 Halfway House
6/29/2020 2 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/30/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/30/2020 5 Giddings State School
7/1/2020 3 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/2/2020 4 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/2/2020 5 Gainesville State School
7/2/2020 2 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/2/2020 12 Giddings State School
7/2/2020 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/3/2020 5 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/3/2020 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/4/2020 6 Giddings State School
7/4/2020 2 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/5/2020 4 Halfway House
7/6/2020 35 Giddings State School *
7/6/2020 1 Halfway House
7/7/2020 1 Halfway House
7/9/2020 8 Giddings State School
7/11/2020 5 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/11/2020 1 Giddings State School
7/13/2020 1 Giddings State School
7/13/2020 29 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility *
7/14/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/14/2020 6 Halfway House
7/17/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/18/2020 4 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/18/2020 4 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/19/2020 4 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/19/2020 6 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/21/2020 1 Giddings State School
7/22/2020 2 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/22/2020 1 Halfway House
7/23/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/23/2020 2 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/24/2020 1 Giddings State School
7/24/2020 4 Halfway House *
7/26/2020 2 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/26/2020 1 Giddings State School
7/30/2020 1 Giddings State School
7/30/2020 7 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/31/2020 3 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/1/2020 2 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/4/2020 1 Giddings State School
8/5/2020 3 Giddings State School
8/13/2020 1 Giddings State School
8/14/2020 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/19/2020 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/22/2020 1 Giddings State School
8/26/2020 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/27/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/31/2020 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/4/2020 5 Giddings State School
9/21/2020 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/29/2020 4 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/2/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/2/2020 2 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/3/2020 3 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/4/2020 4 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/5/2020 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/9/2020 6 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/12/2020 2 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/13/2020 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
10/14/2020 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/14/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/16/2020 6 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/19/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/21/2020 2 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/22/2020 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/23/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
11/3/2020 2 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
11/4/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
11/18/2020 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
11/19/2020 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
11/25/2020 1 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/29/2020 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/7/2020 1 Evins Regional Juvenile Center
12/10/2020 2 Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/13/2020 1 Halfway House
12/18/2020 2 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/19/2020 16 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/20/2020 7 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/22/2020 2 Giddings State School
12/23/2020 1 McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/25/2020 3 Giddings State School
12/26/2020 1 Giddings State School
12/30/2020 4 Giddings State School

Positive Cases: Staff

Overview of Positive Staff Cases

Total number of TJJD staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic: 597
Number of positive staff cases at secure facilities: 543
Number of positive staff cases at halfway houses: 54

Positive Staff Cases by Facility:

Evins Regional Juvenile Center: 113
Gainesville State School: 58
Giddings State School: 110
McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility: 136
Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex: 126
Halfway Houses: 54

The timeline of positive staff cases is:

2021

DATE CASES POSITION LOCATION
1/1/2021 1 Teacher McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/1/2021 2 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
1/2/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/2/2021 2 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
1/3/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/3/2021 1 Teacher Giddings State School
1/4/2021 2 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/4/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
1/5/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
1/6/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/7/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
1/7/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
1/7/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/8/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
1/9/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
1/11/2021 2 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
1/11/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/11/2021 1 Teacher Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
1/12/2021 2 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/12/2021 1 Teacher McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/12/2021 5 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/12/2021 2 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
1/12/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
1/12/2021 1 Staff Member Halfway House
1/12/2021 3 Staff Member Gainesville State School
1/12/2021 2 Teacher Gainesville State School
1/13/2021 3 Staff Member Giddings State School
1/13/2021 7 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
1/13/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/13/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
1/13/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
1/13/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
1/14/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
1/14/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
1/14/2021 2 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
1/14/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/14/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/14/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
1/17/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
1/18/2021 4 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
1/18/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
1/19/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/20/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
1/20/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
1/21/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
1/21/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
1/22/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/22/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
1/25/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
1/27/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
1/27/2021 1 Teacher McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/28/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
1/29/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
1/31/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
2/1/2021 2 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
2/2/2021 2 Staff Member Giddings State School
2/3/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
2/3/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
2/4/2021 3 Staff Member Giddings State School
2/4/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
2/8/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
2/8/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
2/9/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
2/11/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
2/11/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
2/19/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
2/23/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
2/23/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
2/25/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
2/26/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
2/27/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
3/1/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
3/6/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
3/11/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
3/18/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
3/19/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
4/1/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
4/6/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
4/6/2021 1 Teacher McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
4/9/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
4/13/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
4/20/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
4/25/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
5/2/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
5/3/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
5/8/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
5/14/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
5/21/2021 1 Staff Member Halfway House
5/28/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/7/2021 1 Staff Member Halfway House
6/7/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
6/12/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
6/12/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/5/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
7/8/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/19/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/21/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
7/21/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/21/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/22/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
7/23/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/25/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/26/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/26/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/27/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/28/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/29/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/1/2021 1 Teacher Gainesville State School
8/2/2021 1 Teacher McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/2/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/2/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/3/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/4/2021 1 Teacher Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/5/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/6/2021 2 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/8/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/10/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/10/2021 1 Staff Member Halfway House
8/11/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/13/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
8/14/2021 1 Teacher Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/15/2021 1 Teacher McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/16/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
8/16/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/17/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
8/18/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/18/2021 2 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
8/19/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
8/19/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/22/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/23/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/23/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
8/23/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/24/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
8/24/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/24/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/24/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/25/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/26/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/27/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/27/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/28/2021 9 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/28/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/30/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/30/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/31/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
9/2/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/3/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/3/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/6/2021 2 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/6/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/7/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
9/7/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/8/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/8/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
9/8/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/9/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/10/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
9/11/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
9/11/2021 3 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/11/2021 2 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/12/2021 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/13/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/14/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/14/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
9/14/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
9/15/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/16/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
9/18/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/18/2021 1 Teacher Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/20/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/20/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
9/20/2021 2 Staff Member Gainesville State School
9/21/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
9/21/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
9/22/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
9/22/2021 1 Teacher Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/24/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/24/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
9/29/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/29/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/1/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
10/1/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
10/4/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
10/7/2021 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/11/2021 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
10/11/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
10/12/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/13/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/16/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/19/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
10/19/2021 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
10/22/2021 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
11/3/2021 1 Staff Member Halfway House
11/8/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
11/10/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
11/19/2021 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
11/28/2021 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
12/2/2021 1 Teacher Evins Regional Juvenile Center

2020

DATE CASES POSITION LOCATION
4/2/2020 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
5/19/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
6/6/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
6/16/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
6/19/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
6/20/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/21/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/22/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
6/22/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/23/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/23/2020 1 Teacher Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/23/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
6/24/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/24/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
6/24/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
6/25/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/26/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/26/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/26/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
6/26/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
6/26/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
6/27/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/27/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
6/27/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
6/28/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
6/29/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/30/2020 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
6/30/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
6/30/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
6/30/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
6/30/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
6/30/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/1/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/1/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/1/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/1/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/1/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
7/1/2020 1 Teacher Giddings State School
7/2/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/2/2020 4 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/2/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/2/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
7/3/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/3/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/3/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
7/4/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
7/4/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/4/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/4/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/5/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/5/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/5/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/5/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/6/2020 3 Staff Member Giddings State School
7/6/2020 3 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/6/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/6/2020 4 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/6/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
7/6/2020 8 Staff Member * Giddings State School
7/7/2020 4 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/7/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/7/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
7/7/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/7/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/8/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/8/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/8/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/8/2020 2 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/8/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/9/2020 4 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/9/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/9/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
7/10/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/10/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/10/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/10/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
7/11/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/11/2020 2 Staff Member Gainesville State School
7/11/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/11/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/12/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/12/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/12/2020 3 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/12/2020 3 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/13/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/13/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/13/2020 3 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/13/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/13/2020 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
7/13/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
7/14/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/14/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/14/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
7/15/2020 3 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/16/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/16/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/16/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/17/2020 2 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/17/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/17/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/18/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/18/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/19/2020 7 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/19/2020 3 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/19/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/19/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/20/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/20/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
7/20/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/21/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/21/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/22/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/22/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/22/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
7/22/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/22/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
7/23/2020 1 Teacher Gainesville State School
7/24/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
7/31/2020 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
7/31/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
7/31/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
8/2/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
8/3/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/4/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
8/6/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/6/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/7/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
8/10/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
8/13/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/22/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
8/22/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
8/27/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
8/28/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
9/2/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
9/4/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/10/2020 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
9/16/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/17/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/21/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
9/25/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/26/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
9/27/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
9/27/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
9/28/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
9/28/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/2/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/2/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/3/2020 1 Teacher McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/3/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/3/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/4/2020 2 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/5/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/5/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
10/6/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/7/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/10/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/10/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/11/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/13/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/14/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
10/16/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
10/19/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
10/20/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
10/21/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/21/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/23/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
10/30/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
10/31/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
10/31/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/3/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
11/4/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
11/6/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
11/9/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/12/2020 2 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/13/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
11/15/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/17/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
11/19/2020 2 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
11/19/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/20/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
11/20/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
11/20/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/23/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
11/24/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/25/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/25/2020 1 Teacher Gainesville State School
11/25/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
11/25/2020 1 Teacher Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/25/2020 3 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
11/25/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
11/25/2020 2 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
11/26/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
11/26/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
11/30/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
11/30/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
12/1/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
12/1/2020 1 Teacher Giddings State School
12/3/2020 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
12/5/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/6/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
12/7/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
12/7/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/8/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
12/8/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/8/2020 2 Staff Member Gainesville State School
12/9/2020 5 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/9/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/9/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
12/9/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
12/10/2020 2 Staff Member Halfway House
12/10/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
12/10/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
12/10/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
12/11/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
12/11/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
12/11/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
12/12/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
12/14/2020 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
12/14/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/14/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/16/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
12/16/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/16/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
12/17/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/17/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/17/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
12/17/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/18/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/18/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/19/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
12/19/2020 5 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/19/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/20/2020 2 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/20/2020 2 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/20/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
12/21/2020 3 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/21/2020 3 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/21/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
12/22/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/22/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/23/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
12/23/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/23/2020 3 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/24/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
12/24/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/25/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
12/25/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/26/2020 4 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
12/26/2020 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
12/26/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/26/2020 1 Staff Member McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/27/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
12/27/2020 1 Staff Member Giddings State School
12/28/2020 1 Staff Member Halfway House
12/28/2020 3 Staff Member Giddings State School
12/28/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
12/28/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/28/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/28/2020 1 Staff Member Gainesville State School
12/28/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Gainesville State School
12/28/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Evins Regional Juvenile Center
12/29/2020 2 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
12/29/2020 1 Teacher McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/29/2020 1 Youth Development Coach McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility
12/29/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
12/29/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/30/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Halfway House
12/30/2020 1 Staff Member Evins Regional Juvenile Center
12/30/2020 1 Youth Development Coach Giddings State School
12/31/2020 1 Staff Member Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex
12/31/2020 1 Teacher Evins Regional Juvenile Center

Protective Measures

  • Screening. Everyone who enters our facilities receives a health screening and has their temperature taken at the gatehouse. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher or who otherwise does not pass the screening is immediately sent home. All facilities also have rapid COVID-19 tests that can be used to determine if an employee or guest is positive for the virus. Additionally, all youth committed to our care receive a health screening by the local probation department prior to movement and again upon arrival at TJJD. All newly admitted youth wear a mask until a complete medical history and assessment can occur.
  • Hand washing. TJJD has installed portable handwashing stations outside our gatehouse for staff and throughout the secure facilities for both youth and staff. Staff and youth are reminded to wash their hands frequently during the day. Hey 
  • Masks. All staff at TJJD secure facilities and halfway houses are issued and required to wear protective masks. Additionally, any staff member who is visiting a jail or detention facility or must work within the community is also required to wear a mask.
  • Small groups. TJJD has implemented policies to ensure that youth within the facilities are kept in the smallest groups possible and that these groups remain intact without social crossover.
  • Volunteers and visitors. In-person family visitation at our facilities was reinstated on March 13, 2021. Family members and approved guests must take a self-administered rapid COVID-19 test and pass a health questionnaire at the gatehouse before being allowed to enter the campus. The agency is working toward welcoming volunteers again and will announce that policy as soon as we are able. Over the previous year, we always allowed chaplains and attorneys to enter a campus, but we strongly encouraged and enabled virtual visits for safety.
  • Intake. For those counties that have had a formal hold issued for their facilities because of a positive test for COVID-19, local officials are required to meet a certification process and submit formal paperwork to TJJD to request a release from the hold.
  • Medical quarantine and COVID-19 testing. Each TJJD facility has set aside space for medical quarantine. Any youth who shows symptoms that could potentially be the result of a COVID-19 infection are moved to quarantine and administered a test. Youth are released from quarantine following a negative test and a medically observed resolution of symptoms based on CDC guidelines. In addition, youth are tested under the following circumstances:

    1. At intake to a TJJD facility
    2. If they had interactions with any staff member who tests positive for COVID-19
    3. If the TJJD medical team determines that a potential COVID-19 infection of a staff member warrants the testing of particular youth

  • Cleaning. We have provided guidance and our facilities are cleaning routinely with a focus on high-touch surfaces. Guidance includes safety standards on use of multiple cleaning products.
  • Education. Youth are receiving alternative education through assignments with a small number of teachers providing support and tutoring on the dorm and are observing rules that require no more than 10 people to a group, social distancing, and masks. We continue to work on developing virtual IT options.
  • Recreation. We understand that engagement and interaction are essential to our youth and that when youths’ daily activities are interrupted, it can cause frustration and anxiety. From both Central Office and our facilities, we have a team charged with providing as many structured activities, physical activities, and opportunities to be outdoors or other recreation spaces as possible.
  • Non-essential travel. All non-essential travel is restricted.
  • Telework. Most non-direct-care staff are telework eligible and TJJD has facilitated broad use of telework by updating our virtual private network (VPN) and distributing devices to those who previously had no laptop or other device from which to work at home. 
  • Parole supervision. Parole visit schedules have been altered based on level of supervision. We are increasing video and phone contacts and continuing in-person contact on a more limited basis and by risk level of youth.
  • Community service and work for youth. For halfway houses, we have closed all community service work that occurs outside of the house and are increasing internal opportunities. For parolees, we are offering parents or 18-year-old youth the option of suspending the TJJD parole requirement to do community service or obtaining work during the duration of this situation.

Response & Communications Systems

  • County COVID updates. TJJD has sent notifications to the county probation departments related to how they must inform TJJD if any staff or youth in their facilities tests positive for COVID-19. This will better assist TJJD in coordinating system-wide responses. TJJD places a hold for intake on any detention facility, contract care facility, or county jail with cases of COVID-19.
  • Ongoing support to field. Probation departments continue to receive guidance related to compliance with standards, training, and information related to COVID-19 response from federal and state agencies.
  • COVID Report Management Center. TJJD has established a management center for any reports of COVID or concerns related. The OIG Incident Reporting Center serves as the single point of intake for such reports. The COVID Report Management Center then receives those reports and takes actions to advise the staff member about appropriate actions to take, escalates concerns, and flags for any needed follow up. Each TJJD staff member is required to report to the IRC any potentially COVID-related symptoms they experience, tests delivered, and results received. Additionally, we have staff available to answer any internal questions or concerns about COVID-19.
  • Staffing response methods. Should TJJD encounter COVID-19 confirmed youth within a facility, our staffing responses will be deployed based on a four-tier approach ranging from our current Readiness Phase to one or more confined cases, a larger number of cases, or widespread cases. Each phase would trigger an elevated staffing response including deployment of our Quarantine Response Teams, which are specially trained direct-care staff members who will provide direct supervision for youth with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

FAQ for Parents

What are you doing to protect the staff and youth from contact to the virus.

Our direct-care staff and any essential personnel have their temperature checked and a screening completed before entering the facility. Upon entrance, they are given a mask to wear for the duration of their shift. In addition, we have added hand-washing stations both inside and outside the gates. Anyone who reports contact with a person with COVID-19 is managed according to CDC guidance.

Additionally, we understand the unique environments in which our youth live, so we are focused on steps such as regular hand-washing and maintaining appropriate social distance.

How is the agency handling employees who have been sick?

We follow the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including all updates, to determine when a staff member with the virus or with potential contact can return to work.

How is the agency handling youth who have been sick?

In addressing the potential cases of youth with COVID-19, any youth within our facility will be isolated if they have a fever, and supportive and medical care will be given based upon associated symptoms. Youth with either flu or COVID-19 will have rest as their primary modality for recovery.

Given the seriousness of potential negative outcomes with transferring infected youths, a youth will not be transported between secure facilities, including contract care. The only time a youth will be transported is if hospitalization is believed to be necessary and the youth will be transported by EMS only in these cases.

Is the public allowed to visit TJJD secure facilities?

To manage the spread of COVID-19 and protect our youth and staff, the agency has enacted broad restrictions to limit access to our facilities. However, we resumed in-person visitation on March 13, 2021, and we are welcoming family members and approved guests to visit their children. Case managers at each facility have reached out to all of the families, and if you have questions about scheduling a visit, please contact your case manager directly. Volunteers, with the exception of attorneys and individuals who lead religious services, are not allowed inside our facilities at this time, but we are working toward a policy to resume those activities.

Has the agency changed its travel policy

Yes, at this time, per the instructions of Governor Abbott, all non-essential travel has been canceled.

For those employees who had personal travel, we have established an internal email address to help answer their questions or determine risk based on their history and interactions.

Has the agency implemented any new cleaning procedures?

At all times, TJJD is sensitive to the concerns and safety issues related to any illness within our secure facilities and TJJD has regular safety and cleaning plans in place. Because of COVID-19, we have stepped up those procedures and provided guidance to our facilities to ensure they are cleaning routinely with a focus on high-touch surfaces and high-trafficked areas. Guidance includes safety standards on use of multiple cleaning products.

How has COVID-19 affected the classrooms that are operated by TJJD within the secure facilities?

Our schools were on Spring Break during the week of March 16, and that break was extended through the week of March 23.
Because the school buildings will remain closed to avoid large gatherings of people, beginning on March 30, teachers began providing instruction inside the dorms by observing the Rule of 10, which means that groups larger than 10 are to be avoided and social distancing must be observed.

Like any other essential personnel who work at the facilities, teachers must pass a health screening to enter the campus and engage with the youth.

How have halfway houses been affected by COVID-19?

At this time, we have implemented safety measure similar to those at our secure facilities to protect staff and youth. In addition, we have postponed all community service work that occurs outside of our halfway houses and are increasing internal opportunities for the youth to meet community service requirements.

Have parole supervision visits changed?

Yes, those visits have been altered based on the level of supervision. We are increasing video and phone contacts and continuing in-person contact on a more limited basis and are prioritizing the visits by the risk level of youth.

For parolees, we are offering parents or 18-year-old youth the option of suspending the TJJD parole requirement to do community service or obtaining work during the duration of this situation. To request a waiver, please contact your child's parole officer or call TJJD's  Marqus Butler at (512) 490-7768.

Are resources available for Texans who are feeling stressed or overwhelmed by COVID-19?

Yes, the Texas Department of State Health Services has established a mental health hotline that is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is free to call: (833) 986-1919.

In addition, DSHS has created a comprehensive site for helpful information related to COVID-19.

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Press Releases

2021

December

December 3, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November

November 29, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 19, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 10, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 8, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 3, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October

October 28, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 27, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 26, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 25, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 22, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 19, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 18, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 14, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 12, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 11, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 7, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 4, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 1, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September

September 30, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 29, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 25, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 24, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 22, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 21, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 20, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 16, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 15, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 14, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 13, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 10, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 9, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 8, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 7, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 3, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August

August 31, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 30, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 27, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 25, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 24, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 23, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 19, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 18, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 17, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 16, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 13, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 11, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 9, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 6, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 4, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 3, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 2, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July

July 30, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 28, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 27, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 26, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 23, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 22, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 21, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 20, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 9, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 7, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June

June 14, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 7, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 3, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 1, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

May

May 27, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

May 21, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

May 14, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

May 10, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

May 4, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

May 3, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

April

April 26, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

April 20, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

April 14, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

April 9, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

April 6, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

April 1, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

March

March 24, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

March 19, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

March 12, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

March 10, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

March 8, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

March 1, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

February

February 11, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

February 10, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

February 8, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

February 5, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

February 4, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

February 3, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

February 2, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

February 1, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January

January 29, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 28, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 27, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 26, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 22, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 21, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 20, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 19, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 15, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 14, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 13, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 12, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 11, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 8, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 7, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 5, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

January 4, 2021: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

2020

December

December 23, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 22, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 21, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 18, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 17, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 16, 2020: TDEM to Provide 3,000 Rapid COVID-19 Tests

December 15, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 14, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 11, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 10, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 9, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 8, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 7, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 4, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 2, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

December 1, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November

November 30, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 25, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 23, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 19, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 18, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 16, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 13, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 12, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 10, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 6, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 5, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 3, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

November 2, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October

October 30, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 23, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 22, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 20, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 19, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 16, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 15, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 14, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 12, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 9, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 7, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 5, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

October 2, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September

September 29, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 28, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 25, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 21, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 17, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 11, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 4, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 3, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

September 1, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August

August 28, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 27, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 24, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 20, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 17, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 14, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 10, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 6, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 5, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 4, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

August 3, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July

July 31, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 28, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 27, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 24, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 23, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 22, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 21, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 17, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 16, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 15, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 14, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 13, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 10, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 9, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 8, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 3, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 2, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 1, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

July 1, 2020: TJJD to Test All Youth and Staff at the Agency’s Secure Facilities for COVID-19

June

June 30, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 30, 2020: TJJD Staff Member Dies From Complications Related to COVID-19

June 29, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 28, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 26, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 25, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 24, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 23, 2020: Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities

June 22, 2020: Youth at the Giddings State School Tests Positive for COVID-19

June 22, 2020: Update on the Number of TJJD Staff Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

June 22, 2020: Evins Regional Juvenile Center Confirms Second Positive COVID-19 Test

June 21, 2020: TJJD Staff Member at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center Tests Positive for COVID-19

June 19, 2020: TJJD Staff Member at the Giddings State School Tests Positive for COVID-19

June 17, 2020: Staff Member at the Giddings State School Tested Positive for COVID-19

June 7, 2020: Staff Member at the Giddings State School Tests Positive for COVID-19

May

May 15, 2020: TJJD Staff Member at the Gainesville State School Tests Positive for COVID-19

April

April 14, 2020: TJJD to Halt All New Admissions for a Period of Two Weeks

April 2, 2020: TJJD Staff Member at Giddings State School Tests Positive for COVID-19<

April 2, 2020: TJJD to Suspend Transfers From County Facilities Where Staff or Youth Have Tested Positive for COVID-19<

Facility Holds

TJJD has placed formal holds on juvenile dention centers and county jails in which a youth or staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. Here is the complete list:

Juvenile Detention Facilities

Harris County Juvenile Detention
Hays County Juvenile Detention Center
Milan County -- The Center for Success and Independence Rockdale Academy

County Jails

A-B


Angelina
Aransas
Atascosa
Austin
Bailey
Bastrop
Bee
Bell
Bexar
Bowie
Brazoria
Brazos
Brooks (Private Facility)
Burleson
Burnet

C-D


Caldwell
Calhoun
Cameron
Carson
Cass
Chambers
Clay
Cochran
Collin
Colorado
Comanche
Cooke
Coryell
Crockett
Dallam
Dallas
Dawson
Denton
Dimmit

E-F-G


Ector
Ellis
El Paso
Erath
Fannin (Private Facility)
Fayette 
Fort Bend
Freestone
Frio
Gaines
Galveston
Grayson
Gregg
Guadalupe

H-I-J


Hale
Harris
Hartley
Haskell
Hays
Henderson
Hidalgo
Hill
Hood
Houston
Hunt
Jackson
Jefferson
Jefferson County (Private Facility)
Jim Wells
Johnson

K-L-M


Karnes
Kaufman
Kendall
Kleberg
Lamb
Liberty
Limestone
Lubbock
Lynn
Madison
Matagorda
Maverick
Maverick (Private Facility)
McColloch
McLennan
Midland
Milam
Montague
Montgomery
Morris

N-O-P


Nacogdoches
Nolan
Nueces
Orange
Parker
Pecos
Polk
Potter

Q-R-S


Rains
Randall
Reeves
Refugio
Rockwall
San Augustine
San Jacinto
San Patricio
San Saba
Smith
Somervell
Starr
Stephens

T-U-V


Tarrant
Taylor
Terrell
Titus
Tom Green
Travis
Uvalde
Val Verde
Van Zandt
Victoria

W-X-Y-Z


Walker
Ward
Washington
Webb
Wharton
Wichita
Willacy
Williamson
Wise
Zapata
Zavala

Contract Care

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