Youth Justice

To keep Texas children safe and healthy, we must make sure they are on the right path. Children are inherently less likely to consider the potential outcomes of their actions. As such, they are prone to risky behavior, and they are more vulnerable or susceptible to negative influences and outside pressures.

When children act out or are arrested, it is important that they receive the supports they need in an age-appropriate setting. It is also critical for their age to be taken into consideration during sentencing.