Category: Children In The Legal System

What may happen when a minor child is involved in the juvenile justice system in Texas

Aug 9, 2017
When minor children in Texas aged 10 to 17 are charged with criminal offenses they are prosecuted in the juvenile justice system. In 2011, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD)...

Student truancy is no longer a criminal offense in Texas

Jul 20, 2015
Truancy is no longer a criminal offense, effective September 1, 2015 as Texas students go back to school. There are more than 5 million students enrolled in public schools in...