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Community Justice Assistance Division

TDCJ - CJAD Sections

TDCJ-CJAD responsibilities are divided among multiple sections within the division. More detailed information about the sections can be obtained from TDCJ-CJAD. Each section's responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Executive Administration: establish division policies and procedures; produce numerous publications and presentations about community supervision; monitor and track legislative activities and respond to legislative inquiries; distribute information to CSCDs; provide support and assistance to the Judicial Advisory Council.

  • Field Services: evaluate and monitor CSCD programs, operations, and case management practices; conduct on-site training based on evaluation results; monitor Battering Intervention and Prevention programs funded through TDCJ-CJAD and provide accreditation for non-funded programs per Article 42.141, CCP; serve as a resource to CSCDs in the areas of emergency management and firearms.

  • Research, Programs, and Data

    • Research: conduct research, maintain agency statistics, and release reports regarding community supervision; report performance measures to the Legislative Budget Board; monitor and track legislation related to community supervision; respond to surveys and requests for information; collect data on Actual Program Outputs of TDCJ-CJAD funded programs; provide technical assistance and aid in policy development for TDCJ-CJAD and the CSCDs.

    • Information Systems: maintain the Intermediate System (ISYS) of the Community Supervision Tracking System (CSTS), a statewide automated information system of offender records; provide ISYS and CSTS training; design, implement, maintain, and/or provide support for multiple programs and systems used by TDCJ-CJAD and the CSCDs.

    • SAFPF and ISF: approve placement for probationers ordered to a State-Contracted Intermediate Sanction Facility (SC-ISF); process discharges for probationers housed in a Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF); provide access treatment services for probationers currently in the SAFPF continuum of care for up to one year after successful completion of the program; deliver SAFPF training for community supervision officers.

    • Ombudsman: provide assistance to crime victims; perform ombudsman duties.

  • Financial Operations

    • Budget and Planning: analyze strategic plans and review diversion program (DP) grant applications; receive, review, and score DP funding budget requests; monitor, review, and approve budget adjustments and expenditures; review and update budget instructions and forms, the Financial Management Manual (FMM) and the Contract Management Manual (CMM).

    • Fiscal Management: maintain TDCJ-CJAD budget; define and analyze CSCD financial reporting requirements; review independent CPA audits; develop CSCD contract monitoring and financial audit guidelines.

    • ERS for CSCD Employees: assist CSCD employees regarding insurance coverage issues; assist Benefit Coordinator and Backup Coordinator at each CSCD regarding ERS issues.