Lawmakers get a lesson on the drug problem in Texas, by the numbers, By Catherine Marfin, Austin Bureau of the Houston Chronicle
“Rather than community-based treatment services, we’ve invested in criminal justice-based services,” said Elizabeth Henneke, a lawyer and executive director of Lone Star Justice. “I have to put many of my clients in jail to get them services. That shouldn’t be the case.”
"Even a short amount of time can be problematic for kids, but long, protracted, weeks out of school, weeks out of your home environment - that can have really big consequences for them," said Elizabeth Henneke, an attorney with the Lone Star Justice Alliance, which advocates against incarcerating juvenile offenders.
Justice Department quietly probing Harris County juvenile justice system, by Keri Blakinger,Houston Chronicle
“We welcome any inquiries that would illuminate more about the system so that we can make sure that Harris County is properly treating its kids,” said Elizabeth Henneke of the Lone Star Justice Alliance.
GOP judge releases juvenile defendants after election loss: ‘Obviously what the voters wanted’ By Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post
“Judge Devlin appears to be abdicating the basic responsibility of any sitting juvenile judge,” Elizabeth Henneke of the Lone Star Justice Alliance told the Chronicle, adding that she had never seen anything like it in a juvenile court in Texas.
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