TYC and Probation Commission Could Be Consolidated

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Two state agencies that handle juvenile criminals would be consolidated if a bill approved by the Texas House goes through.

The plan merges Texas Youth Commission and the juvenile probation commission in an effort to streamline the system.

The bill is just one of several recommendations made to the state to improve Texas' troubled youth corrections system.

The system's undergone major reforms in the past few years since neglect and sexual abuse allegations surfaced four years ago.