Letter from the Dallas County Commissioners Court, April 8, 1981
Letter from the Dallas County Commissioners Court, April 8, 1981. Gary Weber, Jim Jackson, Jim Tyson, Nancy E. Judy, and Roy Orr support combining adult and juvenile probation services, but they are concerned the bill accomplishing this does not fairly distribute funding.
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APR 1 0 OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT RECORDS SUILDINC3 DALLAS, TEXAS 75202 The Dallas County Commissioners Court wishes to express its position on H.B. 1704, filed by Representative Neal Jones, regarding the estab- lishment of a single state •robat Of 9 II ion for both adults and juveniles wiic pr rises minimum local funding levels to be eligible for state aid. The bill provides for state funds to local jurisdictions only if funds are budgeted at the prior year level and adjusted to reflect changes in the cost of living index. It is the opinion of this Court that such maintenance of effort and escalation clauses result in serious inequities as those counties which have historically committed funds for juvenile probation services will receive little, if any, fiscal relief while jurisdictions not having made such a commitment of funds will have complete juvenile probation services provided for them at no expense. This is especially true in light of the many rapidly growing counties who are experiencing proportionate increases in juvenile crime but which have not, to date,provided juvenile related services. Because the basic concept of a single state probation commission providing both adult and juvenile probation services is supported by this Court, an amendment, either authorizing the commission to establish or stated in the statute a minimum level of effort for all counties (perhaps based on a per capita expenditure), is viewed as a means of making this legislation equit- able statewide and is highly desired. If we can provide you with any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us. Respectfully, (2. j- Jackson, rry We.r, County Dist. #1 JAIi .on,C s t. , R y Orr,, Comm. Dist. #4 k N icy E. Ju Coop 1st. cc: Conference of Urban Counties