Texas is promising to cooperate with a federal probe of five juvenile corrections facilities.
Governor Greg Abbott spokesperson Renae Eze says the Texas Rangers are already looking into allegations Juvenile Justice staff was involved in illegal activity.
She adds the safety and well-being of all kids is a priority of the administration.
Texas Juvenile Justice Executive Director Camille Cain says everyone shares the same goal which is to make sure youth offenders are safe and rehabilitated.
The Justice Department announced an investigation Wednesday looking at physical and sexual abuse allegations.