House Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues 
         75th Legislature 
         May 7, 1998 
         1:30 pm  
         Capitol Extension, E1.026, 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on April 30, 1998, the House  
         Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues met in a public  
         hearing and was called to order by the Chair, Representative  
         Toby Goodman at 1:50 pm. 
         The roll was answered as follows:   
         Present:  Representatives Goodman; McClendon; McReynolds;  
                   Naishtat; Reyna, Arthur; Williams (6). 
         Absent:   Representatives Staples; Jones, Jesse; Smith (3). 
         A quorum was present. 
         The Committee convened to hear invited testimony on Child  
         Protective Services' investigation procedures and policies,  
         and Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs.  The Big  
         Brothers and Big Sisters organization also requested some time  
         to tell the committee about their success with certain  
         programs in preventing at-risk youth from becoming involved  
         with the Juvenile Justice System. 
         The following persons testified before the committee. 
         Howard Baldwin, DPRS 
         Karen Eells, DPRS 
         (Representative Jesse Jones now present.)   
         Sarah Webster, CPS 
         Linda Brooke, JPC 
         Margaret Baudat, Harris Co. JJAEP 
         Andy Sustatta, Harris Co. Sheriff's Dept. 
         Ray Anthony Gallien, Harris Co. Juvenile Probation Office 
         Gaylon Garrison, Dallas Co. JJAEP 
         Lynn Thompson, Texas Assoc. of Big Brothers & Big Sisters 
         George H. Scott, Tax Research Assoc. of Houston 
         At 6:00 pm, on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.   
         Rep. Toby Goodman, Chair 
         Connie Johnson, Clerk