Texas Family Code

Sec. § 65.103
Remedial Order


(a)

A truancy court may enter a remedial order requiring a child who has been found to have engaged in truant conduct to:

(1)

attend school without unexcused absences;

(2)

attend a preparatory class for the high school equivalency examination administered under Section 7.111 (High School Equivalency Examinations), Education Code, if the court determines that the individual is unlikely to do well in a formal classroom environment due to the individual’s age;

(3)

if the child is at least 16 years of age, take the high school equivalency examination administered under Section 7.111 (High School Equivalency Examinations), Education Code, if that is in the best interest of the child;

(4)

attend a nonprofit, community-based special program that the court determines to be in the best interest of the child, including:

(A)

an alcohol and drug abuse program;

(B)

a rehabilitation program;

(C)

a counseling program, including a self-improvement program;

(D)

a program that provides training in self-esteem and leadership;

(E)

a work and job skills training program;

(F)

a program that provides training in parenting, including parental responsibility;

(G)

a program that provides training in manners;

(H)

a program that provides training in violence avoidance;

(I)

a program that provides sensitivity training; and

(J)

a program that provides training in advocacy and mentoring;

(5)

complete not more than 50 hours of community service on a project acceptable to the court; and

(6)

participate for a specified number of hours in a tutorial program covering the academic subjects in which the child is enrolled that are provided by the school the child attends.

(b)

A truancy court may not order a child who has been found to have engaged in truant conduct to:

(1)

attend a juvenile justice alternative education program, a boot camp, or a for-profit truancy class; or

(2)

perform more than 16 hours of community service per week under this section.

(c)

In addition to any other order authorized by this section, a truancy court may order the Department of Public Safety to suspend the driver’s license or permit of a child who has been found to have engaged in truant conduct. If the child does not have a driver’s license or permit, the court may order the Department of Public Safety to deny the issuance of a license or permit to the child. The period of the license or permit suspension or the order that the issuance of a license or permit be denied may not extend beyond the maximum time period that a remedial order is effective as provided by Section 65.104 (Maximum Time Remedial Order Is Effective).
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 935 (H.B. 2398), Sec. 27, eff. September 1, 2015.
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