Don’t Mess with Texas Kids - 2019 Legislative Update

Thursday, November 07, 2019
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Children's Assessment Center
2500 Bolsover St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

Harris County Child Abuse Task Force


Don’t Mess with Texas Kids - 2019 Legislative Update


Guest Speaker:

Justin K. Wood

General Counsel

Children’s Advocacy CentersTM of Texas


Thursday, November 7, 2019

(Registration opens at 12:30)

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) Training Center

2500 Bolsover

Houston, Texas 77005

3 CEs (3 clock hours): Social Work (SW), Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Professional Education (CPE), and Professional Counseling (PC)

RSVP: Online by October 31st or email

Fees: FREE for members. $10 for Non-Members. 

(Snacks and CEs are included in fee). 

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Course Description: This workshop is designed to help you understand:

Objective 1. Legislation passed during the Texas Legislative Session that may influence civil litigation that affects the protection and safety of children involving child abuse and neglect cases.

Objective 2. Legislation passed during the Texas Legislative Session that affects the protection and safety of children in the criminal justice system, as well as other changes to criminal law.

Objective 3. Legislative changes from this Texas Legislative Session that affect professionals in the field of child abuse.


 Justin Wood serves on the leadership team at CACTX as General Counsel where he handles legal and public policy matters, as well as statewide partner relations for the 71-member network of child advocacy centers throughout Texas. 

Prior to joining CACTX, Justin served as a prosecutor for many years, both in Harris County and Travis County. In the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, he reached the rank of Chief Felony Prosecutor and was honored to seek justice for crime victims, particularly child victims of physical and sexual abuse. Following his time in Houston, Justin made the move to Austin and served as the Chief of the Public Integrity Unit in the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. In addition to prosecution, Justin has a long history working in the field of public policy, most recently serving as Director of the Criminal Justice Committee for the Texas Senate.

Justin originally hails from Big Spring, Texas. He is a proud Texas Aggie, having graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his Juris doctorate from Texas Tech School of Law in 2002. In his spare time, Justin loves tennis and traveling. 

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