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Join us in advocating for juvenile justice.

Since 2014, the Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project of Texas has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for juvenile justice. JCAP seeks to reduce juvenile delinquency and improve life outcomes for economically and socially disadvantaged youth through the provision of legal, educational, and social support services. Find out how you can contribute to our mission of preserving healthy and hopeful futures. 

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Our Mission

Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project of Texas is a vocal advocate for Harris County juveniles and adults affected by the juvenile justice system through efforts dedicated to juvenile record sealing, direct representation for dual-status youth, and mentorship.

The consequences of juvenile delinquency can arise immediately or without warning during adulthood. Devote your time and expertise as an undergraduate, law student, or attorney ad-litem to helping secure the best start or second chance for someone today. 

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  • Act as liason between the juvenile justice and child welfare system
  • Ensure courts have most information with which to make informed judgments regarding these youth
  • Seal juvenile misdemeanor and felony records

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YOUNG FUTURES

Our new school discipline initiative is focused on providing direct representation and community outreach to juveniles in juvenile court and school disciplinary proceedings for disciplinary infractions in public schools in the Houston area. 

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ADVOCACY IN ACTION

  • Train and equip law students in proper case investigation (including investigations on placements and services), advocacy and reporting to the CPS court
  • Provide younger students with the benefit of another positive adult influence in their lives