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Juvenile incarceration decreases in Texas

Posted on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

After juvenile crime law reforms were put in place in 2007, Texas has seen a decrease in juvenile incarcerations.

Last week, a nationwide juvenile justice study titled “No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration” was released. ┬áThe study reveals that the number of minors in jail in Texas has decreased from 4,800 in August 2006 to 1,800 in August 2010.

“Texas has precipitously reversed course on juvenile incarceration … Violent juvenile felony arrests in Texas fell by 10 percent from 2006 to 2009, and total juvenile arrests fell by 9 percent.,” states the study.

In addition, arrests of juveniles for violent crimes in Texas have decreased by 27 percent.

If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense, contact the Houston juvenile criminal defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-222-0400 to discuss your situation with one of our experienced defense attorneys.