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photo of TDCJ Executive Director Wayne Scott Welcome to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's web site.  We hope the information provided gives you a glimpse of the adult criminal justice system in Texas.  We have attempted to share with you primary functions of the agency that extend beyond the supervision of offenders.  We view the web site as an evolutionary process that will constantly be improved upon based on your comments and suggestions.

Wayne Scott
Executive Director

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What We Do
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates state prisons, state jails, parole, and provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision (previously known as adult probation).

TDCJ primarily supervises adult offenders (persons 17 or older) assigned to state supervision. For information about the juvenile justice system, visit the Texas Youth Commission or Texas Juvenile Probation Commission websites. For information about county jails, contact the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

Finding Information
The TDCJ website describes the agency's functions: programs involved; statistical information; publications; assistance for crime victims and their family and friends; guidance for offenders' families; and links to other criminal justice sites including the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Click here for an explanation of what you can find under each topic along the side bar. 

Physical Address
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
209 West 14th Street
5th Floor, Price Daniel Building
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-9988

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 13084
Austin, Texas 78711-3401

Physical Address
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Spur 59 off Hwy 75 N
BOT Complex
Headquarters Administration Bldg.
Huntsville, Texas 77340
(409) 295-6371

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0099

Questions and Comments

If you have questions about the adult criminal justice system that are not answered in the TDCJ website, contact us at webmaster@tdcj.state.tx.us.  Messages will be routed to the appropriate area of the agency to respond within ten work days.

Last Update: 02/23/00