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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. 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. (10037)

Amended by: (10038)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 3.016, eff. September 1, 2011. (10039)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 126, eff. September 1, 2015. (10040)

Sec. 152.0008. PERSONNEL. (10041)(Text)

(a) The chief juvenile probation officer may, within the budget adopted by the board, employ: (10042)

(1) assistant officers who meet the standards set by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; and (10043)

(2) other necessary personnel. (10044)

(b) Juvenile probation officers serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. (10045)

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. (10046)

Amended by: (10047)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 127, eff. September 1, 2015. (10048)

Sec. 152.0009. TRANSPORTATION. (10049)(Text)

(a) This section applies only in a county with a population of 190,000 or less. (10050)

(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. (10051)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10052)

Sec. 152.0010. ADVISORY COUNCIL. (10053)(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: (10054)

(1) a prosecuting attorney as defined by Section 51.02, Family Code; (10055)

(2) a mental health professional; (10056)

(3) a medical health professional; and (10057)

(4) a representative of the education community. (10058)

(b) Council members serve terms as specified by the board. (10059)

(c) The juvenile board shall fill any vacancies on the advisory council. (10060)

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. (10061)

Sec. 152.0011. LOCAL YOUTH BOOT CAMPS; CONTRACTS WITH PRIVATE VENDORS. (10062)(Text)

(a) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may establish a youth boot camp and employ necessary personnel to operate the camp. (10063)

(b) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may contract with a private vendor for the financing, construction, operation, maintenance, or management of a youth boot camp. (10064)

(c) If a juvenile board or its designee determines that a child is not complying with the rules of conduct promulgated by the board or is medically or psychologically unsuitable for the program, the board shall terminate the child's participation in the program and request the sentencing court to reassume custody of the child. (10065)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 75, eff. Jan. 1, 1996. (10066)

Amended by: (10067)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 3.017, eff. September 1, 2011. (10068)

Sec. 152.0012. BUDGET. (10069)(Text)

The juvenile board shall prepare a budget for the juvenile probation department and the other facilities and programs under the jurisdiction of the juvenile board. The commissioners court shall review and consider only the amount of county funds derived from county taxes, fees, and other county sources in the budget. The commissioners court may not review any part of the budget derived from state funds. (10070)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 76, eff. Jan. 1, 1996. (10071)

Sec. 152.0013. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY. (10072)(Text)

(a) A member of a juvenile board is not liable for damages arising from an act or omission committed while performing duties as a board member. (10073)

(b) This section does not apply if the act or omission is: (10074)

(1) reckless or intentional; (10075)

(2) done wilfully, wantonly, or with gross negligence; or (10076)

(3) done with conscious indifference or reckless disregard for the safety of others. (10077)

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 67, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (10078)

Sec. 152.0014. INDEMNIFICATION BY STATE. (10079)(Text)

The state shall indemnify a juvenile board member in the same manner and under the same conditions that it indemnifies an officer of a state agency under Chapter 104, Civil Practice and Remedies Code. (10080)

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 709, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Renumbered from Human Resources Code Sec. 152.013 by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 2(101), eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (10081)

Sec. 152.00145. DIVERSION AND DETENTION POLICY FOR CERTAIN JUVENILES. (10082)(Text)

A juvenile board shall establish policies that prioritize: (10083)

(1) the diversion of children younger than 12 years of age from referral to a prosecuting attorney under Chapter 53, Family Code; and (10084)

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