Sec. 509.002: Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to:

(1) allow localities to increase their involvement and responsibility in developing sentencing programs that provide effective sanctions for criminal defendants;

(2) provide increased opportunities for criminal defendants to make restitution to victims of crime through financial reimbursement or community service;

(3) provide increased use of community penalties designed specifically to meet local needs; and

(4) promote efficiency and economy in the delivery of community-based correctional programs consistent with the objectives defined by Section 1.02, Penal Code.


Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 7.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.