Health & Safety Code Section 533.0415
Memorandum of Understanding on Interagency Training
(a)The executive commissioner, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, and the Texas Education Agency by rule shall adopt a joint memorandum of understanding to develop interagency training for the staffs of the department, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the Department of Family and Protective Services, and the Texas Education Agency who are involved in the functions of assessment, case planning, case management, and in-home or direct delivery of services to children, youth, and their families under this title. The memorandum must:
(1)outline the responsibility of each agency in coordinating and developing a plan for interagency training on individualized assessment and effective intervention and treatment services for children and dysfunctional families; and
(2)provide for the establishment of an interagency task force to:
(A)develop a training program to include identified competencies, content, and hours for completion of the training with at least 20 hours of training required each year until the program is completed;
(B)design a plan for implementing the program, including regional site selection, frequency of training, and selection of experienced clinical public and private professionals or consultants to lead the training; and
(C)monitor, evaluate, and revise the training program, including the development of additional curricula based on future training needs identified by staff and professionals.
(b)The task force consists of:
(1)one clinical professional and one training staff member from each agency, appointed by that agency; and
(2)10 private sector clinical professionals with expertise in dealing with troubled children, youth, and dysfunctional families, two of whom are appointed by each agency.
(c)The task force shall meet at the call of the department.
(d)The commission shall act as the lead agency in coordinating the development and implementation of the memorandum.
(e)The executive commissioner and the agencies shall review and by rule revise the memorandum not later than August each year.
Section 533.0415 — Memorandum of Understanding on Interagency Training,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.533.htm#533.0415 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).