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The mission of the Council on Sex Offender Treatment is to enhance public safety by developing and implementing standards and policies to protect the citizens of Texas through research based assessment, treatment, and management of adult sex offenders and juveniles with sex offending behaviors.
The goal of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD) is to improve public safety and support victims of crime by filling system gaps and promoting innovative solutions to common challenges. Their mission is to support those who make Texas a safer place and those who help victims of crime to recover and feel safe again.
The mission of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is to perform its duties as imposed by Article IV, Section 11, of the Texas Constitution and determine which prisoners are to be released on parole or discretionary mandatory supervision; determine conditions of parole and mandatory supervision; determine revocation of parole and mandatory supervision; and recommend the resolution of clemency matters to the Governor.
The Texas Civil Commitment Office is responsible for providing supervision, treatment and healthcare services to civilly committed sex offenders.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages offenders in state prisons, state jails, and private correctional facilities that contract with TDCJ. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision (previously known as adult probation) and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision.
The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) focuses on the treatment and rehabilitation of the detained youth. TJJD’s mission is transforming young lives and creating safer communities.
The Office of the Attorney General has five criminal justice divisions responsible for investigating and prosecuting crimes, defending state felony convictions in state and federal court, and providing benefits to victims of crime.
The Texas Legislative Council state sponsored website that allows for the browsing and searching of Texas state laws electronically.
The primary purpose of the Legislative Reference Library is to satisfy the reference and research needs of the Legislature, its staff, and its committees. Whenever possible within this framework, the library will assist the public and other state agencies with legislative research.
Website for the Texas State Legislature that provides information about the status of legislation, committees, and calendars of the House and Senate.
Access official, secure online government services and information for the State of Texas.
The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is committed to ending sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention, and advocacy. In the meantime, they desire to support survivors on their paths to hope, healing, and justice. TAASA is the voice of the sexual assault movement in Texas. They are a unifying force bringing together parties involved in and affected by sexual assault as a catalyst for change.
Texas CASA envisions a safe and positive future for all Texas children. The mission of Texas CASA is to support local CASA volunteer advocacy programs and to advocate for effective public policy for children in the child protection system.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works with communities to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works to protect the health and safety of children in daycare, as well as foster care and other types of 24-hour care through investigations, services and referrals, regulation, and prevention programs.
The Office of the Attorney General actively commits to the end of sexual violence by improving and enhancing the quality of services for victims/survivors and by developing and providing interagency training and promoting multi-disciplinary collaboration. We invite our communities and the state to join us.
KlaasKids Foundation was established in 1994 to give meaning to the death of twelve-year-old kidnap and murder victim Polly Hannah Klaas and to create a legacy in her name that would be protective of children for generations to come. The Foundation’s mission is to stop crimes against children.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement, and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.
NOVA’s mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis. Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education, and credentialing. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse and rape, the provision of services to victims of: violent crime; elderly, disabled, and minor victims of all crime. Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center is committed to informing victims of their rights, involving them in the decision making process, securing crime victim compensation to which they are entitled, and treating every victim with respect and dignity. The organization provides victim services training to law enforcement and works collaboratively with them to ensure an accurate and up-to-date sex offender registry.
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. The National Center is, at its core, an advocacy organization committed to -- and working on behalf of -- crime victims and their families. Rather than focus the entire organization's work on one type of crime or victim, the National Center addresses all types of crime.
The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is an unprecedented public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide. NSOPW is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and state, territorial, and tribal governments, working together for the safety of adults and children.
A free, fun, and informative program that promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security.
The mission of the Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC) program is to provide a rapid, proactive, and comprehensive capacity to counter all threats of abuse and exploitation of children when those crimes fall under the jurisdiction and authority of the FBI; to identify and rescue child victims; to reduce the vulnerability of children to in-person and online sexual exploitation and abuse; to reduce the negative impact of domestic and international parental rights disputes; and to strengthen the capabilities of the FBI and federal, state, local, tribal, and international partners through training, intelligence sharing, technical support, and investigative assistance.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provides safety and prevention resources for families and professionals focusing on child abduction, child sexual exploitation, and internet safety.
The information contained on this portion of NSOPW will assist you in learning the facts about sexual abuse and help you protect yourself and loved ones from potential victimization.
Sadly, children are sexually exploited in Texas every day. They are forced to engage in sexual activity, often for the financial gain of their abuser.
The Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT) in the Office of the Governor is fighting to end this crime and to help its young victims.
Nearly all American children now have access to the Internet. Internet technology affords children access to vast amounts of valuable information and endless sources of entertainment. However, it also exposes children to certain dangers. As a result, some parents may understandably feel the urge to eliminate these risks by prohibiting their children from using the Internet. However, this decision would deprive them of access to an amazing resource for legitimate information and communication. Furthermore, parents might find it impractical to enforce such strict prohibition. For these reasons, it is important for parents to strike a balance between the benefits and risks that the Internet poses to children. Parents can achieve such a balance by implementing strategies and protective steps like those discussed here.
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