Through the adoption of an interlocal contract under Chapter 791 (Interlocal Cooperation Contracts), Government Code, with one or more counties, the department may participate in and assist counties in the creation, operation, and maintenance of a system that is intended for statewide use to:
aid in processing the cases of children under this title;
facilitate the delivery of services to children in the juvenile justice system;
aid in the early identification of at-risk and delinquent children; and
facilitate cross-jurisdictional sharing of information related to juvenile offenders between authorized criminal and juvenile justice agencies and partner agencies.
The department may use funds appropriated for the implementation of this section to pay costs incurred under an interlocal contract described by Subsection (a), including license fees, maintenance and operations costs, administrative costs, and any other costs specified in the interlocal contract.
The department may provide training services to counties on the use and operation of a system created, operated, or maintained by one or more counties under Subsection (a).
Subchapter L, Chapter 2054 (Information Resources), Government Code, does not apply to the statewide juvenile information and case management system created under this subchapter.Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 908 (H.B. 2884), Sec. 27, eff. September 1, 2007.Amended by:Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1337 (S.B. 58), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 2.002, eff. September 1, 2011.Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 70, eff. September 1, 2015.