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 related to community supervision and respond to legislative inquiries; distribute information to CSCDs; provide support and assistance to the Judicial Advisory Council; provide human resources management for the division.
- Field Services: analyze strategic plans and review diversion program (DP) grant applications; audit, evaluate, and monitor CSCD programs, operations, and case management practices; provide placement and discharge for Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities (SAFPF), State-Contracted Intermediate Sanction Facilities (SC-ISF), transitional treatment center (TTC) placement and aftercare, and SAFPF CSO training; provide assistance to crime victims; perform ombudsman duties; serve as a resource to CSCDs in the areas of emergency management and firearms.
- 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 over 1,500,000 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.
- Budget: 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.
- Training: provide CSO Certification (per statute), educational training, and technical assistance to enhance CSCD operations; coordinate regional training delivery; assist with the development of standards and policies related to training needs.