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Juvenile Justice

This guide provides informational resources for minors who have been accused of or who have committed a crime.

General Information


About This Guide

This guide addresses Texas and federal law relating to juvenile justice, the area of law that relates to minors who have been accused of or convicted of a crime.

Texas and Federal Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Family Code and the Civil Practice and Remedies Code (CPRC) as well as federal laws that govern juveniles. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to view the “plain English” resources on this page or speak to an attorney.

Explained in "Plain English"

Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."

E-Books Available from the State Law Library

These e-books contain information on juvenile justice. These e-books can be viewed by those who have signed up for a free library card with the State Law Library. Only Texas residents are eligible to sign up. Signing up is free.

Who Can I Contact?

These organizations may be able to provide assistance and information relating to juvenile justice.