Opening paragraph: With cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) increasing daily, we can expect the virus to enter Texas’ juvenile facilities and detention centers, if it has not already. We are writing to share our concerns about the impact of COVID-19 virus on incarcerated and detained youth. As Texas takes steps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, closing schools, canceling events, and shifting to supporting children in their homes and communities, we are writing about one group of young people that has the potential to be left behind: youth in custody in Texas.


Criminal Discovery
Immigrant Children & Families
Mental Health
Bail Reform & Pretrial Justice
Civil Asset Forfeiture
Coerced Debt
Debt Collection
Disaster Recovery & Fair Housing
Education Justice
Fines & Fees
Foster Care & Courts
Homeless Youth
Juvenile Justice
Other Issues
Payday & Auto Title Lending Reform
Protecting Seniors from Financial Abuse