Texans Care for Children
Texas Slow to Move Foster Children out of Hotels and Offices, Attorneys Say
Despite an ongoing crisis that has left hundreds of foster children living in hotel rooms and other unlicensed settings, Texas child welfare officials are not moving with enough urgency to find them safe homes, attorneys for the children say.
In Texas, Pattern of Arrest for 17-Year-Olds Is Closer to Juveniles than to Adults
Texas is one of seven states that automatically classify 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. That’s important because once a 17-year-old enters the courtroom as an adult, they are cut off from the stated rehabilitative goals and resources of the juvenile justice system.