Texas

Juvenile Delinquency

Legal Resources

  • Navigating The Juvenile Justice System: A Handbook for Juveniles and Their Families

    The juvenile justice system is complicated and can seem overwhelming. This handbook is designed to give some basic information to youths as well as parents, grandparents, foster parents, guardians, and other family members or friends of children who have been or may be in trouble with the law. This handbook is written to defendants in juvenile court, but with special tips for parents throughout the text and also a special section just for parental issues, "Special Issues for Families of Juveniles." It is very important for parents and guardians to understand the information. Parents are extremely involved in the juvenile system, and their knowledge and advocacy on behalf of their children can make a big difference in the outcome of the case. Content Detail

    By:
    Southwest Regional Juvenile Defender Center University of Houston Law Center
  • Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD)

    Pursuant to Senate Bill 653 passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature and signed by the Governor, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) was created on December 1, 2011 and the existing Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC) and Texas Youth Commission (TYC) were abolished. On December 1, 2011, operations of both TJPC and TYC were transferred to the new TJJD and all references to TJPC and TYC were changed to the new name. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD)
  • Texas Juvenile Justice System Files and Records

    A brochure to help parents understand policies related to restricting access to juvenile records. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Juvenile Justice Department
  • When a Child Breaks the Law in Texas

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    By:
    Texas Juvenile Probation Commission