The Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project and CenterPoint Energy Combine Forces to Pro Bono Juvenile Record Sealing

January 25, 2022

Programs Aims to Improve the Lives of Young People by Removing Barriers The Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project (JCAP) at the University of Houston Law Center today announced its first corporate partnership with CenterPoint Energy.  CenterPoint Energy’s legal department, as well as outside counsel, are working with JCAP on a on pro bono juvenile record-sealing […]

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JCAP Hosts Education Event in Honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 21, 2022

JCAP was honored to present on Human Trafficking at Bellaire High School.  Bellaire’s Youth for Justice club sponsored the well-attended event that educated the students on risks, red flags, and types of trafficking.  Students asked thoughtful questions, and offered great insight, about how our current systems contribute to the crisis. JCAP celebrates their ongoing partnership […]

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JCAP’s Education Rights Clinic Partners with Collective Action for Youth in a Know Your Rights Event

December 3, 2021

So proud of our Education Rights Clinic student Elizabeth Hidalgo.  She built an interactive and replicable presentation about your rights when approached or stopped by law enforcement. And we loved working with the amazing team at Collective Action For Youth!

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JCAP Interns and Harris County Youth Collective Partner for New Venture

Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project interns working with the illustrious Harris County Youth Collective on their informational promotion for their upcoming rebranding launch! Stay tuned! #defendchildren #community #advocates #htownproud

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JCAP and CUT Combine Forces to Expand Pro Bono Juvenile Defense 

March 22, 2021

Programs Aims to Break School-to-Prison Pipeline and Provide Exceptional Representation for Our Youth (Houston, TX) – Thanks to a cooperative venture, the Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project (JCAP) at the University of Houston Law Center and The Center for Urban Transformation’s Juvenile Justice Diversion Program (CUT) are expanding CUT’s capacity to represent and serve the Houston Fifth Ward’s young people. JCAP will be providing CUT clients with superior […]

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Barbers Hill ISD Hair Discrimination Grievances

July 18, 2020

This Monday at 3 pm, the Barbers Hill ISD school board is holding a virtual meeting to hear the grievance appeals of Kaden Bradford and De’Andre Arnold, two students who were both suspended in January for wearing locs. The ACLU of Texas and the Juvenile and Children’s Advocacy Project are urging the school board to […]

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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.