Tuesday, December 17, 2013
11:30 am - 12:00 am

Stephen F. Austin InterContinental Hotel
701 Congress Avenue

The Texas Public Policy Foundation

Making the Case for Smart Juvenile Prosecution

Juvenile discipline cases – which used to be handled at school and at home – now find their way onto the desk of overburdened prosecutors who, for decades, would move forward with traditional forms of juvenile prosecution: trial, sentencing, and detention. Unfortunately, as this formula has led to a growth in juvenile recidivism rates and today, prosecutors are rethinking their involvement. Through the cooperation families, schools, churches, and support networks of the offender, juveniles are more successfully rehabilitated outside of the system at a lower cost to the taxpayer.

Join us for a Policy Primer event where we discuss how prosecutors are changing the juvenile justice system.

The Honorable Joe Moody

Texas State Representative


Riley Shaw

Juvenile Court Chief

Tarrant County District Attorney's Office


Patricia Lykos

former District Attorney

Harris County District Attorney's Office


George Gascón

District Attorney

City and County of San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Stephen F. Austin InterContinental Hotel | 701 Congress Avenue | Austin, Texas 78701

Note the venue change, this event will no longer be held in the Capitol!