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Texas Juvenile Justice Department temporarily stops all new admissions

State News

AUSTIN — The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) will be stopping new admissions to its facilities for two weeks.

According to a release, the decision is intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The release adds there are no cases in a state facility.

“Our partnership with the local juvenile probation departments has been essential to limiting the spread of COVID-19,” says Executive Director Camille Cain in the release. “By working together, we have continued to implement the best options to keep all of our youth safe.”

The decision will be in effect until April 27.

However, the release adds the time frame could be extended.

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