For more information about the Roundtable, please contact Lauren Rose at (512) 473-2274.
True juvenile justice protects public safety by helping troubled youth succeed. Committed advocates from a variety of groups come together each month at the Juvenile Justice Roundtable to advance this vision.
In 2007, revelations of sexual abuse in the Texas Youth Commission brought increased attention to the juvenile justice system and a demand for addressing violent incarceration conditions, failures in mental health care, inadequate staffing, a lack of rehabilitation, and unethical practices. The Juvenile Justice Roundtable was created in 2008 to bring a diverse group of advocates together to mobilize around a consensus agenda that could lead system reform. Through advocacy, information-sharing, and public education events, the Juvenile Justice Roundtable aims to create an effective juvenile justice system that practices prevention and rehabilitation, while offering youth opportunities to succeed.
The Roundtable is hosted by Texans Care for Children and the Juvenile Law Section of the Texas State Bar. It is open to all who wish to be part of the process of bringing more promising juvenile justice solutions to Texas. Our monthly meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Texans Care for Children Office (811 Trinity St., Suite A, Austin, TX 78701). Teleconferencing is usually available. For meeting details, contact Lauren Rose.