The Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project and CenterPoint Energy Combine Forces to Pro Bono Juvenile Record Sealing
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The Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project and CenterPoint Energy Combine Forces to Pro Bono Juvenile Record Sealing Programs Aims to Improve the Lives of Young People by Removing Barriers The Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project (JCAP) at the University of Houston Law Center today announced its first corporate partnership with CenterPoint Energy.  CenterPoint Energy’s legal department, as well as outside counsel, are working with JCAP on a on pro bono juvenile record-sealing ..read more
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JCAP Hosts Education Event in Honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month
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JCAP Hosts Education Event in Honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month JCAP was honored to present on Human Trafficking at Bellaire High School.  Bellaire’s Youth for Justice club sponsored the well-attended event that educated the students on risks, red flags, and types of trafficking.  Students asked thoughtful questions, and offered great insight, about how our current systems contribute to the crisis. JCAP celebrates their ongoing partnership ..read more
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JCAP Interns and Harris County Youth Collective Partner for New Venture
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JCAP Interns and Harris County Youth Collective Partner for New Venture Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project interns working with the illustrious Harris County Youth Collective on their informational promotion for their upcoming rebranding launch! Stay tuned! #defendchildren #community #advocates #htownproud ..read more
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JCAP’s Education Rights Clinic Partners with Collective Action for Youth in a Know Your Rights Event
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JCAP’s Education Rights Clinic Partners with Collective Action for Youth in a Know Your Rights Event So proud of our Education Rights Clinic student Elizabeth Hidalgo.  She built an interactive and replicable presentation about your rights when approached or stopped by law enforcement. And we loved working with the amazing team at Collective Action For Youth ..read more
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Aren’t Juvenile Records Always Sealed?
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No! Up until recently, juvenile records of delinquent conduct in Texas were not automatically sealed. Recent changes in the law are meant to alter this process, but older records still need to be sealed by filing an application with the juvenile court and receiving a hearing ..read more
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Barbers Hill ISD Hair Discrimination Grievances
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Barbers Hill ISD Hair Discrimination Grievances This Monday at 3 pm, the Barbers Hill ISD school board is holding a virtual meeting to hear the grievance appeals of Kaden Bradford and De’Andre Arnold, two students who were both suspended in January for wearing locs. The ACLU of Texas and the Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project are urging the school board to ..read more
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Dear Colleague Letter regarding DAEP & JJAEP placement lengths during COVID-19
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Dear Colleague Letter regarding DAEP & JJAEP placement lengths during COVID-19 School district closures due to COVID-19 have created unique challenges for students and school law attorneys. That’s why we sent this Dear Colleague Letter at the end of April 2020 to ask schools to commit to counting distance-learning days for purposes of both DAEP and JJAEP placement lengths when schools reopen in August. We are also ..read more
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JCAP and CUT Combine Forces to Expand Pro Bono Juvenile Defense 
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JCAP and CUT Combine Forces to Expand Pro Bono Juvenile Defense  Programs Aims to Break School-to-Prison Pipeline and Provide Exceptional Representation for Our Youth (Houston, TX) – Thanks to a cooperative venture, the Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project (JCAP) at the University of Houston Law Center and The Center for Urban Transformation’s Juvenile Justice Diversion Program (CUT) are expanding CUT’s capacity to represent and serve the Houston Fifth Ward’s young people. JCAP will be providing CUT client ..read more
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