Texas Probation Association
The Texas Probation Association is the sole specialized association in the state of Texas which exclusively serves the welfare of probationers and looks after the community corrections practitioners. The mission of the organization is to expand and endorse values and goals for specialized practitioners in the area of probation. It also offers a forum for demarcating and determining the matters within the reach of the practice and operation of probation. The association for Texas Probation also develops proficient characteristics for the practitioner through accreditation and vigorously supports efficient legislation in the field of community corrections and probation. Developing, promoting, and providing significant training for practitioners of probation and community corrections and present the outlook of probation to any associate institute in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems.
Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission also known as TJPC functions in association with local juvenile probation departments and juvenile boards to improve and support services of juvenile probation all over Texas by facilitating funds, training, and technical support; ascertaining and implementing standards; analyzing collecting, and distributing information; and supporting communications between local entities and state. Continuum of services and programs are implemented to accomplish this mission. These include early involvement, deterrence, and rehabilitative programs. TJPC also encourages family participation and responsibility. TJPC is family oriented and community based. The services of this organization include residential and non-residential services that decrease obligation to the Texas Youth Commission. These services are a balance of private and public resources and services.
Texas Adult Probation
When an adult is accused of an offense, the trial judge may arrange for probation. The Adult Probation Department (CSCD) is in command for administering the adults on court-ordered probation and keeping an eye on their conformity with the terms laid down by the court. The officer can be extremely cooperative to the candidate during this phrase of Probation. They can arrange for required appointments, respond to the queries one has, and refer the candidate to the classes he/she must complete. Details of all probationers can be found in the criminal records of the state. However, they are not revealed to the public except in special circumstances.
Probation fees in Texas
There are various types of fees levied on a probationer in Texas. These fees include Payment of fines, Payment of Court costs, and Payment of Adult Probation fees. Again, depending on the gravity of the offense the court may also levy additional fees like Payment of Court-appointed attorney fees and Payment of restitution, which means reimbursing the sufferer for the damage or loss.
Terms and Conditions of probation in Texas
There are several terms and conditions imposed on during Texas probation. Few of them are as follows.
One should be punctual in visiting the office and should ask the Probation Officer about the paperwork needed during the next visit. Probationer should submit eye scans, urine specimens and breathalyzers needed for tests that determine consumption of alcohol or drugs. Probationer may require wearing an ankle bracelet for a time-span decided by the Judge. A home telephone is a must. One may be asked to sign a Notarized Affidavit swearing that he will not drive during probation. Probationer must provide blood sample whenever asked by the officer. One may leave town only if the officer approves. If approved, the officer will authorize a travel permit to go out of the county.