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Texas Board of Criminal Justice

Overview

The nine member Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) is appointed by the governor to oversee the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), which provides confinement, supervision, rehabilitation, and reintegration of the state’s convicted felons. The board members, who are appointed for staggered, six-year terms, are responsible for hiring the executive director of the department and setting rules and policies which guide the agency. TBCJ members also serve as the Board of Trustees for the Windham School District within the TDCJ. In this capacity, they are responsible for providing general oversight and the hiring of the school system's superintendent.

Internal Audit, Office of the Independent Ombudsman, Office of the Inspector General, PREA Ombudsman, and State Counsel for Offenders are governed by and report directly to the TBCJ.

Upcoming Meetings of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice

Public Comment Period: 2nd and 4th meetings of every year

October 14, 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Downtown
600 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

December 9, 2022

Texas Prison Museum
491 Highway 75 N
Huntsville, Texas 77320

February 10, 2023

San Antonio, Texas

April 21, 2023

Austin, Texas

YouTube Channel Link for Livestream

Contact:

Texas Board of Criminal Justice
PO Box 13084
Austin, Texas 78711
tbcj@tdcj.texas.gov