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Texas Board of Criminal Justice


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

The 217th Texas Board of Criminal Justice meeting will be conducted by Video Conference.
Public Access to the meeting will be provided as follows:

YouTube Channel Link for Livestream

Conference Line for Public Attendees
Access Code: 5902238

Members of the public who wish to address the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on a specific agenda item must register in advance through the link below. Registration for Public Comment will be received until 5:00 pm on June 23, 2021.

Next Meeting

August 27, 2021
Details Coming Soon


Texas Board of Criminal Justice
PO Box 13084
Austin, Texas 78711