Special media briefing tomorrow on TYC/Juvenile Justice Reform with Chairman Madden and AdvocatesI suspect the event will be available online via livestream. I'll post a link in an update to this post when it's available.
Rep. Jerry Madden (R-Plano), Chairman, House Corrections Committee; Deborah Fowler, Texas Appleseed; Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation
What & Why:
Media briefing to discuss pending juvenile justice reform, including Madden’s bill to consolidate the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (HB 1915). This measure appears to be a continuation of the Legislature’s TYC reform efforts of relying less on remote, ineffective facilities, and instead using more local, community-based corrections and treatment alternatives that have been shown to improve public safety, improve youth outcomes, and reduce costs.
This briefing is to prep reporters in advance of Wednesday’s House Corrections Committee which will hear Madden’s HB 1915 upon adjournment. Madden has indicated that this bill will change throughout the committee process as a result of feedback from others, and this briefing will address those and other issues.
Please note that this is an informal briefing, and participants will be available for extended questions and discussions with the media. Lunch will be provided.
Texas state capitol, 3W.9 (3rd Floor Conference Room above the Speaker’s Office)
March 8, 2011, 12:00 Noon or upon House adjournment, whichever is later.
Monday, March 07, 2011
Briefing on TYC-TJPC merger Tuesday
Those looking forward to learning more about the proposed merger between the Texas Youth Commission and the Juvenile Probation Commission, here's the event for you, at least before we get to the big hearing on Wednesday. Via email press release: