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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 11TEXAS JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 385AGENCY MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS
SUBCHAPTER BINTERACTION WITH THE PUBLIC
RULE §385.8163Decentralization

(a) Purpose. This rule provides for Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) interaction with regional planning commissions when TJJD decentralizes a service to a multi-county region.

(b) Use of State Planning Region.

  (1) When a service or program is decentralized to a multi-county region, TJJD must use the services of a state planning region or combination of regions for the decentralization.

  (2) In planning for decentralization of a service or program in a region, TJJD must consider using a regional planning commission for the purposes described in Local Government Code §391.0091, related to achieving efficiencies through shared costs, coordinating the location of services, increasing accountability, and improving financial oversight.

  (3) The rule, order, or guide relating to decentralization of a service or program must state that TJJD complied with Local Government Code §391.0091 in the issuance of the rule, order, or guide.

  (4) This rule does not apply to a service or program that continues to be operated by TJJD through a regional or district office or to a service or program whose location in a single county or adjacent counties of the state is determined more appropriate than decentralization as a matter of law or agency policy.


Source Note: The provisions of this §385.8163 adopted to be effective December 14, 2003, 28 TexReg 11098; transferred effective June 4, 2012, as published in the Texas Register June 22, 2012, 37 TexReg 4639; amended to be effective October 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 7123

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