School police should be focused on school security, not minor misbehavior.
Testimony to the House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee.
The limited coordination and data sharing between the juvenile justice and child welfare systems results in costly, and sometimes counterproductive, duplication of services and worse outcomes for youth. To improve effectiveness and efficiency, Texas must improve information sharing between the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
Testimony to the House Public Health Committee
HB 2466 would provide more mothers with the option to be screened for maternal depression during their baby’s well-check visit with their pediatrician or other primary care provider.
Testimony to the House Committee on State Affairs
HB 3859 has 3 provisions aimed at ensuring children’s rights are protected. However, we are concerned that HB 3859 could be interpreted to limit children’s rights or hurt a child’s well-being based on a provider’s religious beliefs. We recommend 2 changes to ensure HB 3859 will not allow providers to discriminate against children for religious reasons.