Texas Government Code - Section 497.094. Job Training Programs
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Section: 497.082 497.083 497.084 497.085 497.091 497.092 497.093 497.094 497.095 497.096 497.097 497.099 497.111 497.112 497.113
§ 497.094. JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS. (a) The department
shall implement a job training program for each job performed by an
inmate confined in a facility operated by or under contract with the
department or a defendant or releasee housed in a facility operated
by or under contract with the department and monitor the success of
those programs. The department shall also establish a permanent
record for each inmate, defendant, or releasee. The record must
describe the types of job training provided to the inmate,
defendant, or releasee by the department. On release from
imprisonment or supervision, the department shall provide the
inmate, defendant, or releasee with a copy of the record. The
department shall collect information relating to the employment
histories of inmates released from the institutional division on
parole and mandatory supervision.
(b) The department and the Texas Workforce Investment
Council by rule shall adopt a memorandum of understanding that
establishes the respective responsibility of those entities to
provide through local workforce development boards job training and
employment assistance to persons formerly sentenced to the
institutional division or the state jail division and information
on services available to employers or potential employers of those
persons. The department shall coordinate the development of the
memorandum of understanding.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 212, § 2.01, eff. Sept. 1,
1989. Renumbered from V.T.C.A., Government Code § 496.094 and
amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, § 10.01(a), eff. Aug.
26, 1991. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, § 1.043,
eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 611, § 4, eff. Aug.
28, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1188, § 1.34, eff. Sept. 1,
1999; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 818, § 6.07, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Last modified: August 11, 2007