The George Foundation, The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce along with Children at Risk is hosting the fourth session of The Future of Fort Bend’s Children’s seminars on “The IMPACT on Juvenile Justice and Mental Health on Our Children” on Friday, October 14, from 7:30 am – 9:30 am at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478.
The morning session will provide the findings in our mental health court publication and specialty courts from our partners, Children at Risk. You will hear from expert Lauren Rose with HOGG Fellow Texans Care for Children from Austin, Texas that will share about the connections between juvenile justice and mental health, and how investment in mental health services can lower the burden on the juvenile justice system. The discussion will continue with Judge Michael Schneider, a statewide leader in the area of juvenile justice that runs the Juvenile Justice District Court 315. Finally, Deborah Fowler from Texas Appleseed will provide an overview about the recent merger of the Texas Youth Commission with the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Continental breakfast is included. Cost for a Chamber member is $25, a prospective member is $35 and at-the-door is $35. You can register online at www.FortBendChamber.com or call Shauna at 281.491.0277 or email Shauna@FortBendcc.org.