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Texas Juvenile Justice Department

A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Mental Illness Rates Rise In Texas Youth Facilities

A criminal justice expert has told lawmakers that rates of mental illness exceed gang affiliation among juveniles in Texas jails.

02/14/2013

Dallas County's Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center (Jay Gormley/CBSDFW)

Texas Lawmakers To Discuss Juvenile Justice System

Texas lawmakers are to discuss ways of reducing the number of young people in the state’s juvenile justice system through early intervention programs.

03/06/2012