Derek Cohen, Policy Analyst with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice, will testify before the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee on Tuesday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time in Room 2E.20 of the Texas State Capitol. The hearing will review the implementation of the 83rd Legislature’s Senate Bill 393 and Senate Bill 1114 — legislation that established a tiered discipline model for schools and kept thousands of children from being processed as a criminal for minor behavioral issues, such as making too much noise — to determine if any statutory changes are necessary to clarify the intent of this legislation, and will also monitor the implementation of statewide electronic filing as mandated by the Texas Supreme Court to determine if any additional training or resources are needed by local jurisdictions.

WHO:             Derek Cohen, Policy Analyst with the Center for Effective Justice

WHAT:           Testimony before the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee

WHEN:           Tuesday, June 3, 2014
                       10:00 a.m. Central Time

WHERE:         Texas State Capitol
                        Room 2E.20 (Betty King Committee Room)

More information about the hearing can be found here.

To schedule an interview with Derek, please contact Sarah Rumpf at srumpf@texaspolicy.com or (512) 472–2700.

Derek Cohen is a Policy Analyst with the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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