Juvenile Justice Funding Should Promote Cost-Effective Practices & Youth Success

Testimony to the House Appropriations Art. I, IV & V Subcommittee


When youth who make mistakes are kept in their communities or in their homes to receive rehabilitative programming and treatment they have better outcomes and are less likely to re-offend than youth who are committed to the costly, ineffective state-secure facilities. The Texas budget should prioritize programming and treatment in local communities with a focus on increasing and improving programming available locally.

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