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After A Decade Of Abuse Allegations, Texas Juvenile Justice Agency Considers Slate Of Reforms

Amid allegations of physical and sexual abuse of minors in the state’s juvenile lockups, the scandal-rocked Texas Juvenile Justice Department has had a massive leadership shakeup in recent months. Gov. Greg Abbott has demanded to see an action plan to address how kids at state lockups are treated – and now the head of the Juvenile Justice Department has submitted one.

Mike Ward of the Houston Chronicle says the recent stories of abuse in juvenile lockups are part of a much longer story.