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A report on Arrests, Jail Bookings, and Case Outcomes Among 17-year-olds in Texas, 2012-2015.
In schools across the country, very young students are being suspended and expelled at alarming rates. Even children in preschool are being pushed out of their classrooms, usually for minor behaviors that should be addressed through school-based supports and interventions. Unfortunately, Texas public schools are no different in the way they punish very young children. For this updated report, Texas Appleseed analyzed new data (2015-2016 school year) on in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions, and placements in disciplinary alternative education programs for Texas children in pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) through 5th grade. This report also highlights updated policy changes from districts in Texas and across the country to reduce classroom removals of very young students.
This toolkit is an introduction to civil asset forfeiture, and it is written specifically for anyone whose property has recently been taken by law enforcement. This toolkit is intended to help you understand which laws allowed your property to be seized, what happens throughout the legal process, and what you can do to try to get your property back. This toolkit is also meant to help anyone who is interested in better understanding civil asset forfeiture, even if it has never happened to you. It may even help you prevent your assets from being forfeited in the future.
This toolkit – for financial caregivers in Texas who manage money or property for those unable to do so themselves – consists of five guides in English and Spanish at www.ProtectTheirMoneyTx.org. Each of the guides is tailored to the needs of different fiduciary/supporter capacities, including people who are: agents under a power of attorney, appointed by a court to be guardians or conservators, named as trustees under revocable living trusts, appointed by a government agency to manage income benefits, and acting as a supporter under a supported decision-making agreement.

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