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GUEST BLOG: Belton, Texas, High School Student Advocates for Incarcerated Women to Have Equal Opportunities to Succeed

Texas 4-H Congress is a mock legislative event that allows young people to experience the process of drafting and passing bills firsthand. Every year, 4-H members from across the state come to Austin and submit... Read more >

From Pride to Prisons: How Trauma and Stigma Drive LGBTQ Youth toward the Texas Justice System

I watched an LGBTQ Pride Parade for the first time in New York City in June 2008. I was 20 years old and in the middle of my undergraduate degree at a small college in... Read more >

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Young Adults and Community Supervision: The Need for a Developmentally Appropriate Approach to Probation

TCJC presents part one of a four-part report series, One Size FAILS All, which explores the failures of Texas’ criminal justice system to adequately address the needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations.

In this report, we highlight evidence-based practices that will improve outcomes among 17- to 25-year-olds on adult felony probation – strengthening public safety and changing the life trajectory of young adults who might otherwise spend years in prison.