New Texas Juvenile Justice Chief Rescinds Pay Raises

Agency's executive ranks could be reduced by up to 20 percent


Continuing a shakeup of top management at Texas' troubled juvenile justice agency, the new executive director moved Tuesday to rescind pay raises awarded last spring that left legislative leaders fuming.

In addition, Mike Griffiths put the top two levels of managers at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department on notice that he plans to streamline the agency's governance and asked managers to detail their continued value at the agency. One lawmaker said he expected a 20 percent reduction in the agency's executive ranks.