Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lately in the Texas Register: Comment on Gov. Perry's criminal justice priorities

From the Texas Register:
  • 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.   
Readers, let us know in the comments what if anything you see of interest in these proposed rules.

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).

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 jswitzer@governor.state.tx.us 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. 
What do you think of those priorities? What alternatives might Grits readers suggest?


Swede said...

Hey, could we get a post with a bunch of links to authoritative stuff on videotaping police officers for and against? Cheers.

Unknown said...

Does "enhancing border security" include Southbound checkpoints for currency (by TX staters, w/o authority to search)?

Anonymous said...

on HB 2649- What judge will be making these decisions? The original judge from the case? Also, does it also go into effect September 1st, or will it be enacted sooner?

I asked before and got no answer.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

8:36, here's the bill text and analysis. See for yourself.

Swede, I've written some about that, see here and here including links at the bottom of the first post.

Unknown 8:27, I suppose we'll have to wait and see what is passed in the special; it failed in the regular session but since nobody's paying me to track it, I've been willfully avoiding the day to day goings on at the Lege for the last month.