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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.

The Office of the Inspector General, Internal Audit, PREA Ombudsman, and the office of 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

June 21, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel
6121 N. Interstate 35
Austin Texas 78752
(512) 323-5466

August 21, 2019

Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 448-2222

October 31, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel
6121 N. Interstate 35
Austin Texas 78752
(512) 323-5466

Contact:

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