Final Judgment Made in Texas Youth Commission Abuse Case

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

It's a done deal.

A federal judge in Austin has signed the final judgment in an abuse case against the Texas Youth Commission.

It was filed by four teens who claimed they suffered serious injuries while in the Texas Youth Commission System.

They've since been released.

Among the reforms included in the deal, creating regional jails to keep children closer to home, separating violent from non-violent youths.

It also includes improved oversight of TYC jails by an OMBUDSMAN, and abolishes open dorms which opened children up to attacks from other inmates.

The TYC says the reforms they're putting in place go even beyond the settlement agreement.