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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 2. HUMAN SERVICES AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES IN GENERAL

Amended by: (6919)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1050 (S.B. 71), Sec. 17, eff. September 1, 2011. (6920)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1050 (S.B. 71), Sec. 23(11), eff. September 1, 2011. (6921)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1083 (S.B. 1179), Sec. 19, eff. June 17, 2011. (6922)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1083 (S.B. 1179), Sec. 25(115), eff. June 17, 2011. (6923)

CHAPTER 53. PREVENTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES (6924)(Text)
Sec. 53.001. DEFINITIONS. (6925)(Text)

In this chapter: (6926)

(1) "Department" means the Department of Family and Protective Services. (6927)

(2) "Veteran" means a person who has served in: (6928)

(A) the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps of the United States; (6929)

(B) the state military forces as defined by Section 431.001, Government Code; or (6930)

(C) an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed forces. (6931)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (H.B. 19), Sec. 1, eff. June 4, 2015. (6932)

Sec. 53.002. VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES PREVENTIVE SERVICES PROGRAM. (6933)(Text)

(a) The department shall develop and implement a preventive services program to serve veterans and military families who have committed or experienced or who are at a high risk of: (6934)

(1) family violence; or (6935)

(2) abuse or neglect. (6936)

(b) The program must: (6937)

(1) be designed to coordinate with community-based organizations to provide prevention services; (6938)

(2) include a prevention component and an early intervention component; (6939)

(3) include collaboration with services for child welfare, services for early childhood education, and other child and family services programs; and (6940)

(4) coordinate with the community collaboration initiative developed under Subchapter I, Chapter 434, Government Code, and committees formed by local communities as part of that initiative. (6941)

(c) The program must be established initially as a pilot program in areas of the state in which the department considers the implementation practicable. The department shall evaluate the outcomes of the pilot program and ensure that the program is producing positive results before implementing the program throughout the state. (6942)

(d) The department shall evaluate the program and prepare an annual report on the outcomes of the program. The department shall publish the report on the department's Internet website. (6943)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (H.B. 19), Sec. 1, eff. June 4, 2015. (6944)

TITLE 3. FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN (6945)(Text)

SUBTITLE A. FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN (6946)(Text)

CHAPTER 62. DETENTION HOMES AND PARENTAL SCHOOLS (6947)(Text)
Sec. 62.001. DETENTION HOMES AND PARENTAL SCHOOLS. (6948)(Text)

(a) Any county may establish detention homes and parental schools for juveniles. The commissioners court may appropriate necessary funds from the general fund of the county to establish, equip, and maintain detention homes and parental schools for the juveniles of the county. (6949)

(b) Any county in which no detention home or parental school exists may appropriate funds necessary to pay for the proper care and training of its juveniles in the detention home or parental school of any county that agrees to receive the juveniles. The cost of the care shall be agreed on by the commissioners courts of the counties concerned. (6950)

(c) If, in the opinion of the commissioners court, it is necessary to levy a special tax to establish and maintain a detention home or parental school or to pay for the care and training of juveniles as provided by Subsection (b) of this section, the commissioners court may hold a special election on the question of levying the tax. If a petition signed by 10 percent of the qualified voters of the county is submitted requesting a special election, the commissioners court shall hold the special election. (6951)

(d) All elections held under Subsection (c) of this section shall be governed by the general laws relating to elections for the levy of special school taxes. (6952)

Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2391, ch. 842, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. (6953)

Sec. 62.002. MULTICOUNTY FACILITIES. (6954)(Text)

(a) The purpose of this section is to enable counties jointly to provide better probation services and detention and diagnostic facilities for juveniles than the counties, acting singly, would be able to provide. (6955)

(b) The commissioners courts of two or more counties may enter into cooperative agreements to acquire, maintain, and operate detention and diagnostic facilities for juveniles. The counties may maintain, improve, and operate the property so acquired and all improvements thereon, and may sell or lease all or any part of the property and improvements in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement. The counties may accept any donation or gift made for the purpose of acquiring, maintaining, or operating the juvenile facilities. (6956)

(c) In accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement, each county which is a party to the agreement may issue the bonds of the county as provided by Chapter 1301, Government Code, for the purpose of acquiring, maintaining, and operating the facilities for juveniles. (6957)

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