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Dear Colleague Letter regarding DAEP & JJAEP placement lengths during COVID-19

April 28, 2020

School district closures due to COVID-19 have created unique challenges for students and school law attorneys. That’s why we sent this Dear Colleague Letter at the end of April 2020 to ask schools to commit to counting distance-learning days for purposes of both DAEP and JJAEP placement lengths when schools reopen in August. We are also […]

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Aren’t Juvenile Records Always Sealed?

November 6, 2018

No! Up until recently, juvenile records of delinquent conduct in Texas were not automatically sealed. Recent changes in the law are meant to alter this process, but older records still need to be sealed by filing an application with the juvenile court and receiving a hearing.

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The Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project is a nonprofit legal services organization at the University of Houston Law Center.