Overview

The TJJD Legislative Reporting and Statistics Department is tasked with the following responsibilities:

  • Collecting, and monitoring the quality of, data received from the juvenile probation departments and the state-operated facilities
  • Producing legislatively mandated statistical and narrative reports
  • Responding to public information requests
  • Providing data analysis to decision-makers within the agency and across the state
  • Offering technical assistance with data and program evaluation

Data Requests

Texas Juvenile Justice Department Data

TJJD maintains juvenile justice information on youth committed to state custody as well as on youth referred to and supervised by juvenile probation departments. The TJJD Legislative Reporting and Statistics Department uses juvenile justice information to produce statutorily required reports and to respond to information requests.

If you are interested in requesting aggregate-level juvenile justice information on youth committed to state custody, please complete and submit the Public Information Request Online Submission Form.

Statistical and Research Projects

Juvenile justice information on youth committed to state custody is maintained by TJJD for operational, research, and statistical purposes. Juvenile justice information on youth referred to and supervised by juvenile probation departments is maintained by TJJD for research and statistical purposes only.

Juvenile justice information is confidential and protected through numerous state and federal statutes/laws. TJJD may, pursuant to Section 58.009, Family Code, Section 58.005(a-1)(1), Family Code, and Section 203.007, Human Resources Code, grant certain entities access to confidential juvenile justice information for research and statistical purposes, or any other purpose approved by TJJD, or for a purpose beneficial to and approved by TJJD. Requests for juvenile justice information that meet state statute requirements must also comply with federal human subjects protection requirements, the Code of Federal Regulations 28 CFR §20.21(b)(4)(2020), the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). All personally identifiable information is removed from disseminated juvenile justice information.

All Requesters interested in pursuing a statistical project or a research project with TJJD must submit required documentation, which undergoes a two-stage review and approval process. The duration of this two-stage process typically ranges from three to six months for statistical projects, and from six to nine months for research projects.

  • Project Proposal Packet. All Requesters must submit a complete project proposal packet electronically to  
    • Statistical Projects include requests for aggregate-level juvenile justice information on youth referred to and supervised by juvenile probation departments. A complete Statistical Project Proposal Packet includes the following item:
    • Research Projects include requests for individual-level juvenile justice information on youth committed to state custody as well as on youth referred to and supervised by juvenile probation departments. Research projects also include requests for youth committed to state custody and/or TJJD staff as research participants.
  • TJJD Review Committee. The TJJD Review Committee conducts the first stage in the review and approval process. The TJJD Review Committee only reviews complete project proposal packets. The TJJD Review Committee judges each project on the strength of the proposal as well as the benefit to TJJD and/or the juvenile justice system.
  • Agreement. If the TJJD Review Committee approves the project, the second stage in the review and approval process begins. TJJD and the Requester must enter into a fully executed Agreement prior to the commencement of the project and the release of any requested juvenile justice information. Further details will be provided to a Requester with a project approved by the TJJD Review Committee.

Webinars

Excel for Ad Hoc Reports
November 7, 2017 | 1.00 Hour | Presentation | Handout | Survey

Defining a Program and What Works 
March 7, 2017 | 2.00 Hours | Handout

Understanding Risk-Needs-Responsivity and Target Population
March 28, 2017 | 0.75 Hours (0.75 Management Hours) | Handout

Defining Your Problem Statement, Goals and Outcomes
April 5, 2017 | 2.00 Hours | Handout

Defining Program Activities, Program Fidelity, and Program Outputs
April 18, 2017 | 2.00 Hours | 2.00 Hours Mgmt. | Handout

Process Evaluations for Your Programs
May 9, 2017 | 2.00 Hours | 2.00 Hours Mgmt. | Handout

Outcome Evaluations for Your Programs
May 30, 2017 | 1.50 Hours | 1.50 Hours Mgmt. | Handout

Documents

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Contacts

Legislative Reporting & Statistics Manager

Jocelyn Lewis