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TJDA Mission

TJDA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Texas children by providing professional development in the juvenile justice field, and having a voice in the revision of state standards and practices.



  • 1. Promote the concept of professional juvenile detention services at the State and local level;
  • 2. Provide a forum for discussion of statewide juvenile detention issues;
  • 3. Disseminate to the field pending and passed legislation relative to juvenile detention services;
  • 4. Strengthen the professional status of juvenile justice professionals by providing training and education;
  • 5. Assist in the revision, development and implementation of juvenile justice standards;
  • 6. Serve as a liaison with other associations, professional groups and state legislative committees in the field of juvenile justice.



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