Judge Schneider decisively wins HBA poll

Inexperienced, unknown opponent only gets smattering of votes. HOUSTON – Judge Michael “Mike” Schneider won a staggering 72 percent of the votes in the recently released Houston Bar Association 2010 Judicial Preference Poll. His opponent in the race for the 315th Juvenile District Court – an inexperienced bureaucrat with zero experience practicing juvenile law – managed only a small number of votes. The HBA results showed that Judge Schneider won a larger percentage of votes…

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HPOU endorses Judge Mike Schneider in fall campaign

Largest police organization in Houston backs experienced judge. HOUSTON – The Houston Police Officers’ Union – the largest police organization in the city – has endorsed Judge Michael “Mike” Schneider in the race for the 315th Juvenile District Court. Judge Schneider, a Republican seeking his second full term in the November 2nd General Election who is facing a challenge from an inexperienced Democrat, was informed of the major endorsement Friday. He said he was proud…

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Judge Schneider works for results through JDAI program

Stats show smart reforms working to keep community safe. HOUSTON – Smart juvenile justice reforms championed by Judge Michael “Mike” Schneider, 315th Juvenile District Court, are saving taxpayers money, reducing detention overcrowding and making Harris County residents safer, according to statistics from a leading children’s advocacy group. Between 2007 and 2009, 24 percent fewer youths were incarcerated in juvenile detention facilities and there was also a 24 percent drop in petitions filed by prosecutors, according…

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Judge Schneider starts county’s first juvenile drug court

Unique program aims to help offenders kick substance abuse HOUSTON – Judge Michael “Mike” Schneider, 315th Juvenile District Court, heard the first cases recently in Harris County’s first drug court for juveniles – an intense and innovative supervision program the judge created to help youthful offenders shake off substance abuse, get their education and start anew with a clean slate. Two cases referred to the new program, which is called S.O.A.R. (Sobriety Over Addiction and…

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