Tag Archives: Texas Juvenile Justice Department
In three Texas youth prisons, at least one in seven juveniles says they’ve been sexually victimized, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Justice.
More than a decade ago, rampant sexual abuse inside Texas’ youth lockups forced the state to reform its scandal-plagued juvenile justice system. Children who ...Read More
Experts say Texas must increase funding for kids' mental health treatment to ensure integrated care that keeps them out of the juvenile justice system....Read More
Guards have been leading regular fight nights at the Phoenix Program, an intensive, specialized unit for Texas' most troubled juvenile inmates....Read More
But TJJD says internal numbers don't support results of federal survey.
More than 11 percent of juveniles locked up in Texas' state-run facilities reported being sexually victimized in the last year, according to a new report from t...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