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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 10. JUVENILE BOARDS, JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENTS, AND FAMILY SERVICES OFFICES

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9776)

Amended by: (9777)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., 2nd C.S., Ch. 3 (H.B. 11), Sec. 7, eff. December 1, 2005. (9778)

Sec. 152.0004. GENERAL EXPENSES. (9779)(Text)

The commissioners court shall pay the salaries of juvenile probation personnel and other expenses certified as necessary by the juvenile board chairman from the general funds of the county. (9780)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9781)

Sec. 152.0005. EXPENSES OF BOARD MEMBERS AND JUVENILE COURT. (9782)(Text)

(a) The commissioners court shall reimburse a juvenile board member for the member's reasonable and necessary job-related expenses. Reimbursable expenses include travel, lodging, training, and educational activities. (9783)

(b) The commissioners court shall reimburse each juvenile court judge for the judge's actual and necessary expenses incurred in attending seminars and other educational or instructional meetings relating to juvenile matters. (9784)

(c) All expenses are paid from the general fund or any other fund of the county. (9785)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9786)

Sec. 152.0006. FISCAL OFFICER. (9787)(Text)

The juvenile board shall designate a person as the board's fiscal officer. (9788)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9789)

Sec. 152.0007. DUTIES. (9790)(Text)

(a) The juvenile board shall: (9791)

(1) establish a juvenile probation department and employ a chief probation officer who meets the standards set by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; and (9792)

(2) adopt a budget and establish policies, including financial policies, for juvenile services within the jurisdiction of the board. (9793)

(b) The board may establish guidelines for the initial assessment of a child by the juvenile probation department. The guidelines shall provide a means for assessing a child's mental health status, family background, and level of education. The guidelines shall assist the probation department in determining whether a comprehensive psychological evaluation of the child should be conducted. The board shall require that probation department personnel use assessment information compiled by the child's school, if the information is available, before conducting a comprehensive psychological evaluation of the child. The board may adopt all or part of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department's minimum standards for assessment under Section 221.002 in complying with this subsection. (9794)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 73, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 64, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (9795)

Amended by: (9796)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 3.016, eff. September 1, 2011. (9797)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 126, eff. September 1, 2015. (9798)

Sec. 152.0008. PERSONNEL. (9799)(Text)

(a) The chief juvenile probation officer may, within the budget adopted by the board, employ: (9800)

(1) assistant officers who meet the standards set by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; and (9801)

(2) other necessary personnel. (9802)

(b) Juvenile probation officers serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. (9803)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 65, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (9804)

Amended by: (9805)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 127, eff. September 1, 2015. (9806)

Sec. 152.0009. TRANSPORTATION. (9807)(Text)

(a) This section applies only in a county with a population of 190,000 or less. (9808)

(b) The commissioners court may provide each juvenile probation officer with an automobile for use on official business and provide an allowance for operating the automobile. (9809)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9810)

Sec. 152.0010. ADVISORY COUNCIL. (9811)(Text)

(a) A juvenile board may appoint an advisory council consisting of the number of citizen members determined appropriate by the board. To the extent available in the county, the advisory council may include: (9812)

(1) a prosecuting attorney as defined by Section 51.02, Family Code; (9813)

(2) a mental health professional; (9814)

(3) a medical health professional; and (9815)

(4) a representative of the education community. (9816)

(b) Council members serve terms as specified by the board. (9817)

(c) The juvenile board shall fill any vacancies on the advisory council. (9818)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 74, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 66, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (9819)

Sec. 152.0011. LOCAL YOUTH BOOT CAMPS; CONTRACTS WITH PRIVATE VENDORS. (9820)(Text)

(a) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may establish a youth boot camp and employ necessary personnel to operate the camp. (9821)

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