Juvenile Crime

Texas House Panel Votes To Raise Juvenile Criminal Age To 18A proposal to change the state's definition of who is considered an adult in the criminal justice system is on its way to the Texas House.
10-Year-Old Boy Arrested In Neighborhood DisputeA North Texas family is in shock on Friday after finding out that their 10-year-old son will be spending the weekend in jail.
Group Wants Commitment To Ending Black-On-Black CrimeCommunity activists are calling for a stronger commitment to ending black-on-black crime. The group beleives the effort should begin with local religious leaders and elected officials getting more involved.
Teen Admits Killing Friend & Leaving Body Near Storm DrainA Wylie teenager has admitted to killing another child, who he called his friend, and trying to stuff his body down a storm drain last year. The boy is now headed to a youth detention center -- but the question is, for how long?
Boy Accused In Wylie Teen Murder To Be Tried As JuvenileA Wylie teenager accused of murdering a friend earlier this year will be tried in juvenile court, even though prosecutors wanted him certified as an adult.
Teens In Texas Adult Prison System Get HelpHad they not been certified as adults by Texas courts, the 63 youths in a little-known program at the Clemens Unit would have landed in one of the state's six state-run lockups for juveniles.
Teen Who Attacked Fort Worth Pizza Deliveryman Faces PrisonA teenager who robbed and attacked a Fort Worth pizza deliveryman with a baseball bat could finish serving his 40-year sentence in a Texas prison.
After-School Programs Aim To Reduce Juvenile Crime In DallasAs many as 30 free after-school programs will be made available for kids and teens in low income apartment buildings.
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