Tag Archives: juvenile justice
Advocates, House members and some county officials support shifting 17-year-olds to the juvenile justice system, but the plan's path through the Senate is uncle...Read More
A coalition of advocates, judges and sheriffs have called for treating 17-year-olds as juveniles in the criminal justice system, but a key senator remains skept...Read More
A new study affirms Texas' juvenile justice reforms, and suggests improvements at local probation departments
After eight years of reforms, a new study shows Texas' juvenile justice system has steered more kids out of the system by keeping them close to home....Read More
The Texas Observer’s June cover story, “Life On the List,” looked at what happens when children are placed on Texas’ public sex offender registry. It ce...Read More
Trade group: ‘The perception is the problem, so we’re not going to do it anymore.’
The Juvenile Justice Association of Texas will quit auctioning treatment space in response to criticism from state Sen. John Whitmire, following a Texas Obs...Read More
After years of reform focused on placing kids in probation programs near home, advocates worry about transfers to county facilities hundreds of miles away.
Five years of juvenile justice reform in Texas have been built on one point that everyone can agree on: kids do better when they’re close to home. Texas has m...Read More
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition survey finds many girls need better trauma counseling at county facilities. State officials call the report flawed, saying it doesn’t account for progress at local probation departments.
More than half the kids in Texas’ juvenile justice system have some history of sexual abuse, domestic violence or some other major trauma, and—according to ...Read More