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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.

There are TDCJ divisions which report directly to the board. They are the Office of the Inspector General with oversight of the Investigations Department, the Internal Audit Division, and the office of State Counsel for Offenders. In addition, the PREA Ombudsman is appointed by and reports directly to the board.

Upcoming Meetings of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice

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

April 5, 2019

Double Tree Hotel
6505 North IH 35
Austin, Texas 78752

June 21, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel
6121 North IH 35
Austin, Texas 78752


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