Juvenile Justice in Texas: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Headed
Since 2007, Texas has enacted a series of juvenile justice reforms that move us closer to the promise of safer communities and greater success for youth. Our new report summarizes reforms in 2007, 2009, and 2011 and provides context into why important decisions to change our system emerged. We also offer insights about how to continue moving forward, so that Texas can be a national leader in youth justice.
Critically in 2012, Texas must not reverse the progress it has made. To revert to less accountability in the system or to allow a more punitive response to young offenders after so much effective change would amount to a giant step back for Texas. Read it now: