When you’re a teen or young adult, emotions tend to run high. Sometimes, it does not take a whole lot to make you angry. Physical altercations even come easier because juveniles often act without really thinking things through.
Obviously, if a juvenile breaks the law, they need to face consequences. However, that should not be the end goal. With juveniles especially, our society wants to educate and rehabilitate rather than merely incarcerating.
Unfortunately, there is a big question right now about whether the type of consequences typically imposed by the Texas Juvenile Justice System actually work.
How the Traditional Texas Juvenile Justice System Works
Here are the basic steps involved in the traditional Texas juvenile justice system.
- A report is