Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive

Monday, December 4, 2000


Resource available to inform Texans about juvenile crime intervention and prevention services

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced the availability of the Juvenile Crime Intervention program catalog, compiled by the Attorney General's Juvenile Crime Intervention Division. The online, searchable catalog offers information on more than 1,500 prevention and intervention programs throughout Texas. This is the first time the Attorney General's office has provided such a broad array of juvenile crime information to the public.

"This catalog provides people with information that could help prevent or change a situation involving a child or family in crisis," said Attorney General Cornyn. "I am pleased to offer this very valuable tool to the people of Texas."

The catalog includes information on programs that address a variety of issues from gangs and substance abuse to truancy and mentoring. The Attorney General's office compiled the catalog information by surveying intervention and prevention programs throughout the state.

Each program entry includes the age targeted, counties served, program history, funding source, program administrator, contact information and a brief description of the services provided. Service providers can also use the information to collaborate with other programs around the state.

For example, a parent in Deaf Smith County whose 12 year old child is just starting to cause concern could search the catalog using the criteria of Deaf Smith County, programs targeting 12 year olds and general juvenile crime. The parent would immediately have access to information on two programs that may be helpful to them. A counselor in Bexar County who wants to find out about parenting classes could search for parental involvement resources; they would find 27 different programs to explore.

The catalog is available on line by visiting the "What's New" section of the Attorney General's website. The Attorney General's website is The Attorney General's Juvenile Crime Intervention Division can be contacted at or by calling (512) 463-4024.

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Contact Mark Heckmann, Heather Browne, or Tom Kelley at (512) 463-2050
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