Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown was honored for his years of service to the Texas juvenile justice system with a Certificate of Service at the board meeting of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department Friday in Austin. He was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation from former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown was honored for his years of service to the Texas juvenile justice system with a Certificate of Service at the board meeting of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department Friday in Austin. He was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation from former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.


A prepared statement from TJJD said Brown was originally appointed to the Texas Youth Commission Advisory Board by Perry in 2008. He was then appointed to the governing board of the Youth Commission when the Advisory Board was replaced in 2009. When the Youth Commission was consolidated with the Texas Juvenile Probation Department in 2011, Perry appointed Brown to the TJJD Board where he served until stepping down in December 2014.


Brown served as the TYC and TJJD Boards’ chair of the Safety and Security Committee, helping to define agency policy and procedures while overseeing the administration of the agency’s high security facilities, halfway houses and parole offices.


During his time on the Board, Brown provided valuable legal expertise along with a critical eye on agency practices, the statement said. He was a leader in setting the course for reform of the Texas juvenile justice system and he is credited by TJJD Board Chairman Scott Fisher with providing valuable insight and guidance to the Board.