NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Corrections

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Wednesday, March 22, 2006

PLACE: E2.016

CHAIR: Rep. Jerry Madden

The committee will meet to take public testimony on:

Interim Charge 1:
Study the organizational structure of the department to determine if the
current system is effectively and efficiently addressing the needs of all
components of the criminal justice system in conjunction with the Sunset
review of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 2007.

Interim Charge 2:
Examine the probation system and reforms debated during the 79th
Legislature, including using strategies such as graduated sanctions and
specialized courts for reducing revocations and recidivism. Study the
the organization and cost of our probation system and make recommendations
about how to prioritize and strengthen general supervision.

Interim Charge 8:
Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's oversight and
monitor the Governor's Criminal Justice Advisory Council.