Juveniles in the adult system Following the tough on crime era, the practice of trying youth as adults has become much more common in recent years. More Publications. After Texas passed laws to keep kids in facilities closer to home as well as decrease prosecution for minor offenses by students in school like disrupting class or possessing tobacco , they cut the number of children in adult court by 83 percent. Between and , the number of youths arrested dropped by
A lack of education
The new task force established a program to keep young offenders in local juvenile facilities as well as focus on their education, mental health and substance abuse issues. He has already spent 17 years in prison, please help!!!