The juvenile justice system in Texas tries to help juveniles who have started to follow the wrong path. A parent who has a child in this system usually has a lot of questions and concerns because the juvenile justice system is a lot different from the adult criminal justice system.
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If your son or daughter is going off to college this fall, you are probably filled with many different emotions. You are likely astonished at how fast the years have flown by, excited for your son or daughter's future, and a little sad that there will be one less person at the dining table (until the holidays, at least).
A seventh student was arrested Feb. 25 in connection with distributing a synthetic form of LSD at a Texas high school. Two students at Montgomery High were hospitalized, and a third one died after using the drug. All but two of the arrested students are juveniles. The other two are 17-year-old girls, and they are facing charges of tampering with evidence.
While many teenagers residing in Houston, Texas, may look like full-grown adults, their parents are probably the first to say that their children do not always operate at the maturity level one would like. Sometimes this leads to juveniles taking part in activities that leave them facing school discipline.
Upon becoming a parent, most individuals suddenly find that they would do anything to protect their child. While that sentiment changes a bit as the child grows older, in a majority of cases parents continue to look out for their child until they reach adulthood. As parents of teenagers are probably aware, for a variety of reasons, the teen years can be some of the most trying.
On the day parents welcome a child into the world a door opens to reveal a new set of worries that few are really ready to face. While most parents come to accept that there will be many anxieties and issues concerning their child that they will have to address as they grow, few likely consider that dealing with the Texas juvenile system will be one of those things. Whether one thinks about it or not however, parents throughout the Houston area as well as the entire state of Texas, have become acquainted with that system.