Tuesday, December 4, 2012
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

900 Congress Ave.,
Ste. 400



One Year Later: A Review of the Texas Youth Commission / Texas Juvenile Probation Commission Merger

Since 2005, juvenile crime has plummeted and Texas has roughly one third of the juveniles in lockup as it did then. To take full advantage of the cost savings available from downsized facilities, legislators merged the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. The merger created the Texas Juvenile Justice Department with the goals of shrinking government and to continue carrying out the policies which led to the reduction of youth crime. Our panelists will evaluate the success of the merger, define the ongoing goals for the merger, and identify the next steps for continuing to reduce crime and costs.


The Honorable James White

Member, Corrections Committee

Texas House of Representatives

Michele Deitch

Senior Lecturer

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Bill Monroe

Senior Director of Finance and Technology

Texas Juvenile Justice Department

Scott Matthew

Executive Director and Chief Probation Officer

Williamson County Juvenile Services

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm (complimentary lunch)

Texas Public Policy Foundation Offices | 900 Congress Ave., Ste 400 |  Austin, Texas 78701