Summary: For juveniles convicted under the Texas criminal animal cruelty statute (found at Tex. Penal Code § 42.09), psychological counseling is required.
If a child is found to have engaged in delinquent conduct constituting an offense under Section 42.09 or 42.092, Penal Code, the juvenile court shall order the child to participate in psychological counseling for a period to be determined by the court.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 450, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., ch. 886, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2007.