Category: Juvenile Crimes

June
5
2020

Having a child in the Texas Juvenile Justice System (TJJS) is scary during normal circumstances. This can be especially true during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Around the country, reports have come out about prisons and jails being overrun with the virus. For this reason, the TJJS has instated temporary changes [...]

September
27
2019

Along with being in an accident or becoming addicted to drugs, getting tried as an adult in Texas may be many parents’ worst nightmare.

The Texas juvenile system can be tough enough, requiring offenders to spend time in juvenile detention centers, complete rehabilitation programs, and perform community service. However, for [...]

July
13
2019

Your child’s been arrested and needs your help. It’s never the call you expect, but it’s one that’s more likely to happen than you might think.

How so?

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department reports receiving more than 53,000 “referrals” annually across the state. That translates to about 1 in every [...]

May
9
2019

Advancements in understanding the adolescent brain confirm that the centers responsible for good judgment haven’t fully developed. Underaged drinking can further impair decision making, and it’s a simple fact: even without alcohol or drugs, teens just don’t have a lot of experience behind the wheel.

Couple these factors with the [...]

February
1
2019

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: that phone call or knock on the door informing you that your child has been involved in criminal activity, and that they are in legal trouble or have been injured or killed as a result.

As parents, we all do our best to teach our [...]

August
1
2018

It’s a truth that just about every parent knows: right around the time your child hits double digits, you start to worry about things. Not that you weren’t worried before, but not you have to think more about who they hang out with. What they’re doing after school when they’re [...]