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Wednesday, January 7 • 3:00pm - 4:10pm
21st Century Juvenile Justice:  A Texas-sized Problem - Center for Effective Justice

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Texas has made dramatic progress over the last several years in reducing juvenile incarceration and, most importantly, cutting juvenile crime.  Come hear how Texas is coping with the difficulties – and capitalizing on the opportunities – unique to juvenile justice, and learn about ideas for next session that break the cycle of delinquency and put more troubled Texas kids on the right track.

Moderators
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Derek Cohen

Director, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Dr. Derek Cohen is the director of the Center for Effective Justice and Right on Crime at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.Dr. Cohen graduated with a B.S. in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University... Read More →

Speakers
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Chelsea Buchholtz

Chief of Staff, Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Chelsea Buchholtz joined TJJD in August of 2012 as deputy general counsel and became general counsel in April of 2014. She is a former Texas Governor’s appointee of the Juvenile Justice Services and Facilities Transition Team, which coordinated and oversaw the transition of services... Read More →
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Tony Fabelo

Director, Research
Tony Fabelo is in charge of developing and implementing the research agenda for the CSG Justice Center. He also provides technical assistance to state and local governments to help make more efficient use of state and local taxpayer dollars. Before joining the CSG Justice Center... Read More →
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Sen. Jose Rodriguez

District 29, Texas State Senate
José Rodríguez represents Texas Senate District 29, which includes the counties of ElPaso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, and Presidio. He represents both urban and rural constituencies, and more than 350 miles of the Texas-Mexico border. Prior to his election to the Texas Senate... Read More →
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Rep. James White

District 19, Texas House of Representatives
James White is a native Texan and grew up in Houston, where he attended public schools. He graduated with honors from Prairie View A&M University in 1986 with a degree in political science and military science. The United States Congress subsequently commissioned James as an officer... Read More →


Wednesday January 7, 2015 3:00pm - 4:10pm CST
Capitol Ballroom FG 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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