NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Thursday, June 20, 2002

PLACE: E2.010

CHAIR: Rep. Toby Goodman


The Committee will here both invited testimony and public testimony
regarding the following interim charges:

Charge 1 - Examine the roles of an attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem
in certain suits affecting the parent child relationship.

Charge 2 - Review disposition patterns, uniformity of reporting, and
evaluation of juvenile offense cases under the progressive sanctions

Charge 3 - Examine the role of gestational agreements and their potential
impact on Texas Family Law.

Charge 4 - Review state and local school district efforts to deal with
problems of truancy, drop-outs, and disruptive behavior (pursuant to the
Safe Schools Act) including in-school and out-of-school suspensions.  The
review should include examination of performance outcomes in alternative
education, disciplinary alternative education and juvenile justive
alternative education programs, and the effect of these programs on the
educational process of students who are removed from the regular classroom.

In addition, the Committee will here invited testimony from the Department
of Public Safety (DPS) regarding the status of the Automatic Restriction of
Access to Records.