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COMMITTEE: Youth Health & Safety, Select

TIME & DATE: 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 26, 2022

PLACE: E2.010
CHAIR: Rep. J. M. Lozano


The House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety will hold a public hearing to hear invited testimony only to consider the following:


                Improving the ability of federal, state, and local governmental entities to address the needs of Texas youth through, among other things, 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 court system;

                The expansion of prevention efforts and the strengthening of service systems to permit the behavioral health challenges faced by Texas youth to addresses 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.


Electronic public comment will be available for:


Expanded coordination between programs that serve Texas youth.


Efforts/systems allowing youth to be treated closer to home.


For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person

witness registration can be found here:


A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here:


Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health

and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here:


Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to

agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until

the hearing is adjourned by visiting:






Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.