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RULE §163.25Strategic Plan

(a) Strategic Plan. The Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD) shall require as a condition of payment of state aid to a community supervision and corrections department (CSCD) under Texas Government Code §509.011 that a strategic plan be submitted for the CSCD. The CSCD shall submit a strategic plan as required by Texas Government Code §509.007. A CSCD may not submit a strategic plan under this rule unless the strategic plan is first approved by the judges described by Texas Government Code §76.002, who established the CSCD. The CSCD shall submit a revised strategic plan to the CJAD each even-numbered year, no later than March 1. A strategic plan may be amended at any time with the approval of the CJAD.

(b) The strategic plan shall include:

  (1) a statement of goals, priorities, and commitment by the CSCD and the judges to achieve a targeted level of alternative sanctions;

  (2) a description of methods for measuring the success of programs provided by the CSCD or provided by an entity served by the CSCD;

  (3) a summary of the programs and services the CSCD provides or intends to provide, including a separate summary of any services the CSCD intends to provide in relation to a specialty court program; and any programs or other services the CSCD intends to provide to enhance public safety, reduce recidivism, strengthen the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses, improve programs and services available to victims of crime, and increase the amount of restitution collected from persons supervised by the CSCD; and

  (4) an outline of the CSCD's projected programmatic and budgetary needs, based on the programs and services the CSCD both provides and intends to provide.

Source Note: The provisions of this §163.25 adopted to be effective March 1, 1993, 18 TexReg 944; amended to be effective August 16, 1995, 20 TexReg 5799; amended to be effective October 13, 1997, 22 TexReg 9896; amended to be effective November 16, 2006, 31 TexReg 9331; amended to be effective July 8, 2012, 37 TexReg 4949; amended to be effective May 13, 2018, 43 TexReg 2798

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