Critical Senate Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Passes Texas House

Critical Senate Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Passes Texas House

The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC) congratulates the Texas House of Representatives for passing SB 1630 earlier today, continuing their effort to improve the state’s once dysfunctional juvenile justice system.  SB 1630 represents a fundamental shift in how young people would be served by the justice system by creating a regionalization plan for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).  The plan would allow youth to be kept closer to their home communities in lieu of commitment to distant state-secure facilities.

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