Staff Shortages

Staff Shortages, Violent Offenders Impacting Juvenile Justice Facilities

(Austin)  Violent gang activity, drug use and staff shortages are common in Texas’ most secure juvenile facilities housing the state’s most dangerous youth offenders, according to testimony offered at a Senate Criminal Justice Committee hearing on Tuesday.  With media reports of gang riots and drug use, Committee Chair and Houston Senator John Whitmire wanted to hear from Texas Juvenile Justice Department oversight officials about what is causing these problems and how the Legislature can help […]