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Texas Appeals Court opens door for licensing jails as child care centers

AUSTIN — Today, a court ruling opened the door for implementation of a state agency rule that would allow jails to be licensed as child care centers, and unrelated adults to be assigned to children’s bedrooms. The 3rd Court of Appeals reversed a 2016 trial court judgment that ordered the state to refrain from licensing such facilities. Read more about Texas Appeals Court opens door for licensing jails as child care centers

En Inicios de la Conversación Sobre Una Oficina de Defensa Pública para el Condado de Travis , Comisionados toman el primer paso en la dirección correcta

AUSTIN - El pasado Martes, 13 de Noviembre la Corte de Comisionados del Condado de Travis voto y confirmó a 12 individuos de 15 que formarán el Grupo de Trabajo que estará a cargo de “corregir la injusticia al hacer recomendaciones con el objetivo de garantizar una defensa indigente sólida y centrada en el cliente, que incluye considerar las consecuencias civiles y legales en el Condado de Travis mientras considera los costos para el condado al analizar, como mínimo , la gestión, la rendición de cuentas y los efectos acumulativos e interrelacionados esperados de; una oficina de de Read more about En Inicios de la Conversación Sobre Una Oficina de Defensa Pública para el Condado de Travis , Comisionados toman el primer paso en la dirección correcta

As Travis County Weighs A Public Defender Office, Commissioners Make First Step in Right Direction

AUSTIN — Last Tuesday, November 13, Travis County Commissioners Court voted and confirmed 12 individuals of the 15 member working group tasked with, "correct injustice by making recommendations with the aim of ensuring robust and client centered indigent defense, which includes considering civil, legal consequences in Travis County while considering costs to the county by analyzing, at minimum, the management, accountability, and expected cumulative and interrelated effects of; a public defenders office, managed assigned counsel, reformed payment structure for privat Read more about As Travis County Weighs A Public Defender Office, Commissioners Make First Step in Right Direction

ICE Retaliates Against Detained Mother for Fighting to be Reunited With Her Daughter

AUSTIN — Thursday evening, ICE officials at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas told Melvin Griselda Cruz-Lopez that there had been no appeal filed in her case and she must sign her own deportation. They stated she would go crazy spending six more months there, like the other women do, when she refused. Read more about ICE Retaliates Against Detained Mother for Fighting to be Reunited With Her Daughter

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