- Emergency Board of Pardons and Paroles rules related to sex offender conditions have been published. See prior Grits coverage.
- Clarifying amendments were released related to substance abuse treatment for probationers from the Department of Criminal Justice's Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD).
- The Commission on Jail Standards withdrew several proposed but never enacted amendments regarding construction standards, definitions, and rulemaking procedures.
Finally, in a rare moment of bipartisan agreement with US Senate Democrats, Governor Perry's Criminal Justice Division is seeking input on funding priorities for spending federal law enforcement grants, according to this entry:
The Governor's Criminal Justice Division (CJD) is preparing its application for the 2011 federal Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).What do you think of those priorities? What alternatives might Grits readers suggest?
The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 allocation to the state of Texas is expected to be $18.2 million. CJD proposes to use the FFY 2011 award to fund initiatives that target violent crimes and sexual predators and enhance border security and adult substance abuse diversion programs.
Comments on the application or the priorities may be submitted in writing to Judy Switzer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711. Comments must be received or postmarked no later than 30 days from the date of publication of this announcement in the Texas Register.