Faith and the Juvenile Justice System

Tour Austin’s Garder Betts Juvenile Justice Center with Us on November 26.

What happens when kids break the law?

In Texas, thousands of young people aged 10 thru 16 are processed through the juvenile justice system every year. In 2011, the Texas Legislature made significant changes to the system designed to keep more youthful offenders in their local communities.

The new law means local faith leaders have new opportunities to support and guide youthful offenders and their families–and it starts with understanding the system.

Join Interfaith Center staff on a tour of Austin’s Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center on November 26th. Learn what happens to youth when they are picked up by the police…what conditions they are held in…who is available to help them navigate the often-intimidating criminal justice system…and where faith communities fit in.

Details of the tour:

  • Meet at 9am on Nov. 26th at Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center, 2515 South Congress Ave. in Austin.
  • The tour will last about 2 hours and include visits to the residential, probation, and detention areas.
  • After the tour, Gardner-Betts staff will meet with us for a Q & A session.
  • An informal debrief over brunch/lunch will be held following the visit.

Space is limited! We will accept reservations for this trip on a first-come basis through November 20thIf you know someone that you think would like to attend, please forward this email along.

Please email cindy@texasimpact.org to RSVP or if you have questions or need more information.

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