Texas study may contribute to juvenile criminal justice reform

“Closer to Home”, a massive study of 1.3 million Texas youth crime records between 2007 and 2013, found that juvenile offenders were less likely to commit more crimes if they were reformed under community-based supervision rather than incarcerated in state correctional facilities, according to the Dallas Morning News on June 22.

The study found that such a path could forge a way towards juvenile criminal justice reform in the state, according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and state justice officials; however, there will be many challenges in the process of implementing this data into effective policy.

If you are a juvenile facing charges that could land you in the legal system, it is critical to your future that you enlist a skilled criminal defense attorney who will fight tirelessly on your behalf for the best possible result from your case. Call the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas at (214) 845-7007 today to begin building a defense that challenges every aspect of the case against you.