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Why Are We Trying Kids As Adults? LBJ Professor's Research Prompting Criminal Justice Reform

Michele Deitch at Amherst CollegeMichele Deitch, a professor with a joint appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the UT Law School, has dedicated her career to remodeling laws and policies  governing both the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Her research and recent TEDx talk entitled “Why are we trying kids as adults?” has focused on the harms caused by housing youth in adult prisons and jails and raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction in Texas.


LBJ AluElected Officialsmni and Former Faculty Score Key Victories in 2014-2015 Elections

The LBJ School salutes a host of newly elected officials from the ranks of its alumni and former faculty on their victories spanning international, federal, and local elections in 2014 and 2015. This is the first in an ongoing series featuring newly elected public officials who hail from the LBJ community.