Will Harrell

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Stop Incarcerating Mentally Ill Youth

Apr 30, 2009 By Will Harrell

The Texas Youth Commission has become the statewide dumping ground for mentally ill youth. The state needs to adequately fund community-based mental-health services up front and avoid sending these youth to a less appropriate and more expensive long-term lockdown environment. The diversion of that population would allow the TYC…