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.
Lina Hidalgo, County Judge, Harris County Commissioners Court
Kendall Mayfield, Director of Legal Services and Public Affairs, Harris County Juvenile Probation Department
Steve Halpert, Juvenile Division Chief, Harris County Public Defender’s Office
John Jordan, Juvenile Division Chief, Harris County District Attorney’s Office
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.