I am general counsel for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), the state agency charged with protecting the public through the rehabilitation of youth adjudicated for offenses that would be considered felonies if committed by an adult. I and the other members of the Office of General Counsel team support TJJD’s fight against the novel coronavirus COVID-19 by providing legal support that establishes procedures that ensure the safety of our staff and the youth in our care, facilitates the movement of essential personnel, and enables the procurement of needed supplies. We do this while continuing to protect the due process rights of young people we serve.
COL (Ret) Christian J. von Wupperfeld
Distance Class of 2014