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A True Texas Miracle: Achieving Juvenile Justice Reform in a Tough Economic Climate

Changes in policy and funding priorities can dramatically alter state juvenile justice systems, says A True Texas Miracle: Achieving Juvenile Justice Reform in a Tough Economic Climate, part of the Big Ideas: Children in the Southwest series. Texas’s shifts from state-run secure facilities to community-based strategies result in a smaller population held in secure facilities, lower re-arrest/re-committal rates for youth and significant cost saving for the state. 11/13/2012