Criminal Justice Planning Department

This department assists the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor's Office in administering, monitoring and reviewing grants for a range of activities that are locally planned, designed, and coordinated through local governments. These include crime prevention, intervention, diversion, law enforcement, prosecution, technological advances for law enforcement, information sharing, and victims’ services.

Grant applications and instructions are available from the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division. The state division also funds activities of the LRGVDC's Regional Criminal Justice Coordination Program.

Regional planning activities include coordinating and consolidating activities of the criminal justice agencies within the three-county region to maximize available funds and resources. This process involves identifying local crime problems, system resources, goals and objectives, and projecting programs and funding needs. The department and the LRGVDC provide technical assistance to facilitate the funding application process developed by local governments on behalf of their criminal justice agencies. This assistance helps assure that projects developed are consistent with identified needs and do not duplicate services or programs.

Juvenile Justice Resources

The following resources display agencies that prevent violence in and around schools; improve the juvenile justice system and develop effective education, training, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs in the arena of juvenile delinquency.

Adult Probation Resources

Additional Resources

Contact US

  • Juanita Saenz
    Assistant Director
    Criminal Justice & Homeland Security
    (956) 682-3481 x157

Regional Criminal Justice Strategic Plan