TJJD Doing Blanket Review of Youths in Facilities

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department is in the process of reviewing the histories of all youths in its detention centers to better assess security risks in the facilities.

The review was mandated by interim TJJD executive director Jay Kimbrough, who took on the new role this month. The review is of all youths in the system, starting with those with determinate, or fixed, sentences, and will look at a variety of data, including their reasons for being committed, length of sentence and whether or not they have a history of violence within the facility.

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