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Protecting detained kids in Harris County

In this live forum, we discuss the crucial need to protect and release youth in custody, given that there have been cases of the coronavirus in Harris County juvenile facilities.

Speakers include:

  1. Lina Hidalgo, County Judge, Harris County Commissioners Court

  2. Kendall Mayfield, Director of Legal Services and Public Affairs, Harris County Juvenile Probation Department

  3. Steve Halpert, Juvenile Division Chief, Harris County Public Defender’s Office

  4. John Jordan, Juvenile Division Chief, Harris County District Attorney’s Office

  5. Stephen Williams, Director, Houston Health Department

This forum was hosted by Texas Appleseed, Texas Fair Defense Project, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, ACLU of Texas, and the Texas Civil Rights Project.

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