Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD)
The mission of the Community Justice Assistance Division is to be accountable, responsive, and effective stewards of funding and other resources by assisting our collaborative partners to promote safer communities through rehabilitative services for offenders and protections of victim's rights.
What We Do
TDCJ-CJAD administers community supervision (adult probation) in Texas. The 71st Texas Legislature changed the term adult probation to community supervision in 2003. Offenders on community supervision serve their sentences in the community rather than in prison. Almost 415,000 offenders are on community supervision in Texas.
TDCJ-CJAD does not work directly with offenders, but with the community supervision and corrections departments (CSCDs) that supervise the offenders. The division’s work includes:
TDCJ-CJAD has seven sections. The division director seeks advice from a 12-member council of judges and citizens, known as the Judicial Advisory Council (JAC). Any standards, rules, or guidelines the division proposes must be approved by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) before they can be adopted.
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