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Juvenile Law

Juvenile law is something that parents don’t often think to talk to their students about, but there are a few things that we, at Crime Stoppers, feel all students (and parents) need to be aware of. First of all, we are not lawyers, nor do we claim to be, but we do work with student […]

Posted by Crime Stoppers of Houston Safe School Institute Team on

Camping Safety

As the summer vacation looms, and you’re looking for family-friendly, cost-effective, and local or wilderness sites, please consider your Texas State Parks. Families who play outside are healthier, happier, and smarter. There are lots of options close to your home for a great stay-cation! With a variety of environments, amenities, and activities, you can play […]

Posted by Ranger Lisa Reznicek, Texas Outdoor Family Program – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on

Fireworks Safety Tips

It is fireworks season in Harris County. Sales of retail fireworks begin on June 24 and end at midnight on July 4. Fireworks are beautiful to watch and synonymous with celebrating the 4th of July. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office encourages everyone to visit public displays of fireworks. This is the safest way to […]

Posted by Harris County Fire Marshal on

Choosing Safe Summer Experiences for Youth

As we enter a summer season, there is much excitement to be had for kids of all ages during these summer months. Many of us agree that it is the best time of the year, and have positive memories from summer adventures. While parents and families are seeking engaging, character building, AND fun activities for […]

Posted by YMCA of Greater Houston on

Baby Boomers are reaching the age of Maturity

Elder abuse is becoming more and more prevalent especially as the baby boomers reach the age of 65 years. As the population grows so does the instances of abuse.

Posted by Lori A. Albee, MVSM, Adult Protective Services - Houston District on

Child Abuse Awareness

April is child abuse awareness and prevention month. Sadly, recent data published by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services revealed that in FY2018 there were 211 child fatalities from abuse or neglect in Texas, a 35% increase from 5 years ago. Over half of these 211 child fatalities, were children under the age of 2. Locally, there were 45 child fatalities from abuse or neglect in Harris County in FY2018, of which 20 of these children were under the age of 2.

Posted by Kim Lopez, DrPH and Nancy Correa, MPH on

Financial Crime

When we think of February, I think of love… hearts… red and pink… all things Valentine’s Day, right? Yes! But, in that mist of all things ‘relationship,’ we fail to give light to those in unhealthy and often abusive situations. As such, it’s vital to note that February serves as the designated awareness month for Teen Dating Violence and we proudly wear the color orange in..

Posted by Harris County Assistant District Attorney Keith Houston, Cybercrimes on

Teen Dating Violence

When we think of February, I think of love… hearts… red and pink… all things Valentine’s Day, right? Yes! But, in that mist of all things ‘relationship,’ we fail to give light to those in unhealthy and often abusive situations. As such, it’s vital to note that February serves as the designated awareness month for Teen Dating Violence and we proudly wear the color orange in..

Posted by Aly Kramer Jacobs, M.Ed. on


Monitoring Kids’ Technology Use at School

A 12-year-old girl from Deer Park was allegedly raped by a man she met online through a school-provided iPad. Rania Mankarious discusses what questions we should be asking our schools about technology used in the classroom.

Posted by Rania Mankarious, on