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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

February 09, 2024
Cambria Hotel Austin Uptown
13205 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78727

April 26, 2024
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759

YouTube Channel Link for Livestream

Notice of Proposed Rules


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