Federal and state government data reflect the fact that the number of juvenile arrests has declined since 2010. However, juvenile offenders continue to face significant criminal penalties as well as life-altering consequences after violating Texas laws. The summer months should be viewed as restorative time after a busy school year and a period in which […]
Texas is known for being tough on crime, and that often involves sentencing juvenile offenders as adults. When juveniles are tried as adults, this can sometimes result in them being locked away for a very long time. Even so, sentencing minors to life without parole has been declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.