The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission provides funding, technical assistance and training for county and local juvenile probation departments. The agency also establishes and enforces state standards, analyzes statewide data, and facilitates communication between state and local juvenile justice entities.
The agency is governed by a board of nine members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Texas Senate. The board members include two juvenile court judges, two county judges or commissioners, and five members of the public. Each board member serves a six-year term.
During the 2009 legislative session, lawmakers created a new governing body to oversee both the Juvenile Probation Commission and the Texas Youth Commission.