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Texas

Texas' delinquency services are organized at both the state and local level. Secure detention in Texas is administered locally by county juvenile boards which may serve one or more counties.  Community supervision in Texas is administered by county juvenile probation departments under the supervision of juvenile boards. There are 165 juvenile probation departments across 254 counties, as some departments are responsible for several counties. The Texas Juvenile Justice Department, a state-level juvenile justice agency, provides significant oversight including technical assistance and creating standards for probation. The Texas Juvenile Justice Department also administers commitments to state facilities and parole services for those youth leaving state facilities.