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Handling juvenile criminals in Texas

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Texas - The two state agencies that handle juvenile criminals would be consolidated under an overhaul approved by the Texas House.

The plan, which merges the Texas Youth Commission and the Juvenile Probation Commission, is intended to shift more offenders to community-based treatment programs.

The state's troubled youth corrections system has undergone major reforms since neglect and sexual abuse allegations surfaced four years ago.