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Tarrant County’s juvenile detention center will receive new 21 staff members to address crowding

Tarrant County has a problem in its juvenile detention center. The center recently reached an all-time high of juveniles at 138 in April. One minor waited 336 days in detention for a pre-trial hearing.  While referrals to juvenile services have decreased since 2000, the length of time youths are staying in juvenile detention is increasing, […]