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We Can’t Stop Beating the Drum on “Raise the Age”

On July 16th, I traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to attend the National Juvenile Justice Network’s annual conference. After checking into my hotel, I headed to the downtown Durham County Detention Center, where I joined... Read more >

Friday Night Lights

In true Texas fashion, some coworkers and I spent Friday night beneath the bright lights of a high school football stadium. Giddings State School—one of five state-run secure detention facilities for kids in Texas—faced off... Read more >

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Young Adults and Community Supervision: The Need for a Developmentally Appropriate Approach to Probation

TCJC presents part one of a four-part report series, One Size FAILS All, which explores the failures of Texas’ criminal justice system to adequately address the needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations.

In this report, we highlight evidence-based practices that will improve outcomes among 17- to 25-year-olds on adult felony probation – strengthening public safety and changing the life trajectory of young adults who might otherwise spend years in prison.