Juvenile Crime

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Texas House Panel Votes To Raise Juvenile Criminal Age To 18

A 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 Dispute

A North Texas family is in shock on Friday after finding out that their 10-year-old son will be spending the weekend in jail.


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Group Wants Commitment To Ending Black-On-Black Crime

Community 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.

CBS 11–08/23/2013

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Teen Admits Killing Friend & Leaving Body Near Storm Drain

A 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?


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Boy Accused In Wylie Teen Murder To Be Tried As Juvenile

A 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.

CBS 11–11/08/2012

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Teens In Texas Adult Prison System Get Help

Had 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.


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Teen Who Attacked Fort Worth Pizza Deliveryman Faces Prison

A 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.


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After-School Programs Aim To Reduce Juvenile Crime In Dallas

As many as 30 free after-school programs will be made available for kids and teens in low income apartment buildings.