House Committee on Youth Health and Safety, Select - 88th R.S. (2023)

Committee Members


  • Study improving the ability of federal, state, and local governmental entities to address the needs of Texas youth through expanded coordination between all programs and systems that serve youth and their families, including child protective services, mental health services, educational institutions, and the juvenile justice system.
  • Study creating a safer environment for Texas youth in schools and local communities.
  • Study the use by Texas youth of social media and online platforms, including their design and operations, and the corresponding impact on the privacy, health, and safety of Texas youth.
  • Study the allocation and use of state resources for preventative and rehabilitative services that address the primary challenges facing Texas youth placed in the juvenile justice system.
  • Study the expansion of prevention efforts and the strengthening of service systems to permit the behavioral health challenges faced by Texas youth to be addressed closer to their homes, including efforts and systems that permit youth to remain in their classrooms and stay out of institutionalized healthcare and juvenile justice systems.
  • Study programs, services, and governmental action focused on the rehabilitation of youthful offenders, including considerations related to developmental factors that impact a youth's entry into the justice system.


Appointed by Speaker Dade Phelan 2/8/2023, pursuant to Rule 1, Section 16(b), House Rules.
Proclamation, 2/8/2023

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