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

(a) In this section, "human services" includes the provision of housing, food, clothing, and day care services. (9999)

(b) A home-rule municipality may provide publicly owned facilities for use by organizations that provide human services to the indigent. (10000)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 86(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 151.001 by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10001)

Sec. 150.002. AUTHORITY OF HOME-RULE MUNICIPALITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE INDIGENT. (10002)(Text)

A home-rule municipality may provide human services to the indigent. If the services are provided by contract, the amount of the contract may not exceed 50 percent of the annual budget of the organization that provides the services under the contract. (10003)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 86(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 151.002 by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10004)

CHAPTER 152. JUVENILE BOARDS (10005)(Text)
Sec. 152.0001. APPLICATION OF SUBCHAPTER. (10006)(Text)

(a) This subchapter applies to each juvenile board created under this chapter. If a provision of this subchapter conflicts with a specific provision for a particular juvenile board, the specific provision controls. (10007)

(b) A statement in this chapter that a general provision of this subchapter does not apply to a specific juvenile board does not affect the application of other laws on the same subject that may affect the board. (10008)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10009)

Sec. 152.00011. DEFINITION. (10010)(Text)

In this chapter, "post-adjudication secure correctional facility" means a facility operated by or under contract with a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Section 152.0016. (10011)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 (S.B. 1149), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2015. (10012)

Sec. 152.0002. BOARD MEETINGS. (10013)(Text)

The juvenile board shall hold regular quarterly meetings on dates set by the board and special meetings at the call of the chairman. (10014)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10015)

Sec. 152.0003. COMPENSATION. (10016)(Text)

The compensation authorized under this chapter for a judge serving on a juvenile board is in addition to all other compensation provided or allowed by law for a judge. Notwithstanding any other law, the combined salary from all state and local sources of a district judge serving on a juvenile board may not exceed an amount that is $5,000 less than the salary provided by the state for a justice of a court of appeals other than the chief justice. (10017)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10018)

Amended by: (10019)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., 2nd C.S., Ch. 3 (H.B. 11), Sec. 7, eff. December 1, 2005. (10020)

Sec. 152.0004. GENERAL EXPENSES. (10021)(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. (10022)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10023)

Sec. 152.0005. EXPENSES OF BOARD MEMBERS AND JUVENILE COURT. (10024)(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. (10025)

(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. (10026)

(c) All expenses are paid from the general fund or any other fund of the county. (10027)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10028)

Sec. 152.0006. FISCAL OFFICER. (10029)(Text)

The juvenile board shall designate a person as the board's fiscal officer. (10030)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10031)

Sec. 152.0007. DUTIES. (10032)(Text)

(a) The juvenile board shall: (10033)

(1) establish a juvenile probation department and employ a chief probation officer who meets the standards set by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; and (10034)

(2) adopt a budget and establish policies, including financial policies, for juvenile services within the jurisdiction of the board. (10035)

(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. (10036)

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