Juvenile Detention Centers
Help for Child Molestation Victims
New to the state of Texas is the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). This department supersedes and takes the place of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC) as well as the Texas Youth Commission (TYC) which were abolished per the Senate Bill 653. Any decision to send a child to a juvenile correctional facility depends upon the juvenile court system. Many children around the ages of 14 to 17 that commit criminal offenses are assigned a case worker and ultimately the TJJD determines how long the youth will stay in the juvenile detention center. Unfortunately, some children can become the victims of sexual abuse while at these facilities, and these injustices must be addressed.
If your child or loved one is currently placed at a juvenile detention center in Texas or was formerly staying at one, any claim of sexual abuse should be headed and evaluated. Stern Law Group is prepared to investigate claims of sexual abuse and molestation that take place under the supervision of TJJD staff and other staff members of juvenile correctional facilities. The Texas sexual abuse lawyers represent child victims throughout the state of Texas who have been placed in detention centers in cities such as Houston, Austin, Gainseville, Dallas, San Antonio and beyond.
Speak with a Texas sexual abuse attorney today!
Any sexual abuse that takes place at a juvenile detention center becomes the business and responsibility of the institution itself. Whether the sexual abuse took place as a result of oversight, poor hiring practices, direct approval or any other cause, Stern Law Group is prepared to file lawsuits against various juvenile detention centers if sexual abuse took place under their watch. To learn more about representation, contact the firm today.