Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sunset recommends TYC/probation merger

Last night around 10:30, the Sunset Advisory Commission voted 6-5 in favor of merging the Texas Youth Commission and the Juvenile Probation Commission. So that recommendation will be in the agencies' Sunset bill, though it will still be debated and possibly changed during the legislative process.

RELATED: See Grits' testimony on the merger idea to the Sunset Commission.

MORE: In the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Rick Perry,
Said he is withholding judgment on a state advisory agency’s plan to merge the scandal-plagued Texas Youth Commission, the state’s youth correctional system, with the Juvenile Probation Commission to form a new juvenile justice department. Perry said the TYC is "back on track" after reports of abuses and warned that consolidating agencies sometimes results in "unintended consequences."