Honorable Jerry Madden, Chair, House Committee on Corrections
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2583 by Walle (Relating to the establishment of a gang remediation task force.), As Introduced
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The bill would amend the Government Code and require the Office of the Attorney General to establish a gang remediation task force to assist political subdivisions and local law enforcement agencies in their efforts to reduce gang-related violent crime. The bill also provides that the OAG appoint the members of the task force, and designate a presiding officer, from representatives of county attorneys, district attorneys, criminal district attorneys, municipal or county governments, local law enforcement agencies, non-governmental entities, and businesses that provide training and other educational or remedial services to gang members to help reduce gang-related violence and private businesses.
The task force would be required to apply for grants and other funds available from any source, including the federal government and develop guidelines for reducing gang-related violence in this state based on the National Network for Safe Communitiesí (NNSC) group violence reduction strategy. In addition, the task force would provide assistance to political subdivisions in developing comprehensive strategies to reduce gang-related violence, develop recommendations for strengthening state and local efforts to reduce gang-related violence, and submit a biennial report to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Texas Legislature regarding the activities, findings, and recommendations, including any proposed legislation of the task force.
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