Our Journey to Zero Youth Prisons in Texas
During Youth Justice Action Month 2022, we launched a new campaign focused on closing Texas’s 5 remaining prisons and investing in kids instead. After reports revealed dangerous and inhumane conditions in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), the “solution” has been to raise employee salaries. We know this will not fix the systemic abuse and neglect of incarcerated youth, and we demand something better for Texas kids. Along with the release of a policy brief and webpage explaining our policy goals, we’re convening the Finish the 5 Coalition — a group of advocates, organizations, impacted people, and other individuals. Click the links below to read our brief, learn more about the campaign, and join the Finish the 5 Coalition!