Harris County Juvenile Probation Department

Harris County Juvenile Probation Department Strengthening Our Communities by Engaging Youth and Families This is the official page for the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department.

This page is administered by the Office of Public Affairs. Call 713-222-4100 for more information. Core Values:

We value the belief that everyone is to be treated with dignity and respect. We value the belief that each person has innate worth, dignity, and the capacity for positive change. We value services that are ethical, effective, and culturally competent. We value and promote a positive ima

This page is administered by the Office of Public Affairs. Call 713-222-4100 for more information. Core Values:

We value the belief that everyone is to be treated with dignity and respect. We value the belief that each person has innate worth, dignity, and the capacity for positive change. We value services that are ethical, effective, and culturally competent. We value and promote a positive ima

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Harris County Youth Village - Staff Appreciation Day!On Wednesday, October 27th, Harris County Youth Village held an app...
10/29/2021

Harris County Youth Village - Staff Appreciation Day!

On Wednesday, October 27th, Harris County Youth Village held an appreciation day for their dedicated, hard-working staff.

Join us in saying thanks for all they've done and are doing as part of the HCJPD / HCYV family!

See below to learn more about how HCJPD is transforming culture by implementing Trust-Based Relational Intervention® thr...
10/28/2021
Transforming Cultures of Care - Harris County Juvenile Probation Department

See below to learn more about how HCJPD is transforming culture by implementing Trust-Based Relational Intervention® through a partnership with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swKI3gl29E4

#hcjpd #tbri
#traumainformedcare
#trustbasedrelationalintervention

By embracing Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), Harris County Juvenile Probation Department is successfully changing the culture of care at their f...

Click below to read about the experience of our Excel Academy students attending Leadership Day at the Holocaust Museum ...
10/25/2021

Click below to read about the experience of our Excel Academy students attending Leadership Day at the Holocaust Museum Houston.

https://files.constantcontact.com/d3806bbe801/4fbd8377-c432-48c0-b9d0-84617adb9143.pdf

Timeline Photos
10/06/2021

Timeline Photos

Today marks the beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental health is a huge part of overall health and should be a priority for everyone, whether you have a mental health condition or not. #Together4MH #MIAW

October in National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to focus and raise awareness on bullying.  StopBullying.gov provid...
10/06/2021

October in National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to focus and raise awareness on bullying. StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

https://www.stopbullying.gov/

October as Youth Justice Action Month!
10/04/2021

October as Youth Justice Action Month!

President Biden declares October as Youth Justice Action Month!

The proclamation highlights OJJDP’s ongoing efforts to help states and communities address racial and ethnic disparities among minority youth within the juvenile justice system, develop and implement #reentry services, and support #JuvenileJustice system reform.

Access the proclamation: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/09/30/a-proclamation-on-national-youth-justice-action-month-2021/

Please watch the video and learn more on how we have embraced the TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) approach to...
09/28/2021
Transforming Cultures of Care - Harris County Juvenile Probation Department

Please watch the video and learn more on how we have embraced the TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) approach to better reach and help youth.

#traumainformedcare

By embracing Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), Harris Count Juvenile Probation Department is successfully changing the culture of care at their fa...

🍂Happy First Day of Fall 🍂Here is a picture of our friendly goats at the Harris County Leadership Academy!
09/22/2021

🍂Happy First Day of Fall 🍂
Here is a picture of our friendly goats at the Harris County Leadership Academy!

🍂Happy First Day of Fall 🍂
Here is a picture of our friendly goats at the Harris County Leadership Academy!

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, which pays tribu...
09/17/2021

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, which pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

For more information please visit https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/pr/about/civilrights/?cid=nrcseprd1419655

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, which pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

For more information please visit https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/pr/about/civilrights/?cid=nrcseprd1419655

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Understanding the issues concerning su***de and mental health is an important way...
09/10/2021

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Understanding the issues concerning su***de and mental health is an important way to take part in su***de prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around su***de. For more information, please visit su***depreventionlifeline.org

National Su***de Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Servicios en Español: 1-888-628-9454

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Understanding the issues concerning su***de and mental health is an important way to take part in su***de prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around su***de. For more information, please visit su***depreventionlifeline.org

National Su***de Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Servicios en Español: 1-888-628-9454

We are looking for talented professionals to join our team as Youth Development Coaches.    A rewarding career with grea...
09/01/2021

We are looking for talented professionals to join our team as Youth Development Coaches. A rewarding career with great benefits. Ready to makes a difference in the lives of young people? Apply here:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx

On Saturday August 21, 2021, the staff at CUPS 2 held a back-to-school bash! 146 backpacks filled with school supplies a...
08/25/2021

On Saturday August 21, 2021, the staff at CUPS 2 held a back-to-school bash! 146 backpacks filled with school supplies and 72 vouchers for free haircuts at the Texas Barber College were passed out to members of the community. Houston Threads also gave 105 backpacks, 70 packs of toiletries, 50 packs of socks as well as other items such as clothing, sanitary products and cosmetics. Ambassadors for Christ, Disability Rights of Texas, the Harris County Public Library and the Harris Center were also present and provided invaluable information to families. A special thanks to those who generously donated- Connect YMCA and the Wendel D. Ley YMCA, Harris County District Clerk- Pasadena Annex, and various HCJPD employees. Congratulations to the hardworking staff at CUPS 2 for putting together such a wonderful event, with your help countless students are now geared up and ready for the new school year!

08/18/2021
The staff at HCYV/BBRC celebrated Juneteenth by teaching youth the history of the emancipation of enslaved African Ameri...
06/28/2021

The staff at HCYV/BBRC celebrated Juneteenth by teaching youth the history of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The youth participated in a trivia game to quiz their knowledge on the Constitution and Amendments related to the emancipation of slavery. The festivities concluded with tasty traditional Juneteenth food and beverages. Great job HCYV/BBRC staff for a wonderful event!

“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progre...
06/18/2021

“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible- and there is still so much work to do.” - Barack Obama

Have a Happy Juneteenth!

For more information, please visit www.juneteenth.com/

“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible- and there is still so much work to do.” - Barack Obama

Have a Happy Juneteenth!

For more information, please visit www.juneteenth.com/

This month for the residents cultural awareness program. BBRC/HCYV highlighted the Dominican Republic. The staff and res...
05/24/2021

This month for the residents cultural awareness program. BBRC/HCYV highlighted the Dominican Republic. The staff and residents enjoyed authentic Dominican food/drinks food, a scavenger hunt, cultural dances, and a Dominican history trivia game that provided the kids the opportunity to learn about the Dominican culture. Great job BBRC/HCYV on a successful program showcasing a Dominican Festival!

05/17/2021
HCJPD, and its many SHSU alumni, support the Bearkats in their quest to bring the Division I Football Championship home ...
05/14/2021

HCJPD, and its many SHSU alumni, support the Bearkats in their quest to bring the Division I Football Championship home to Huntsville, Texas. GO KATS! #samhoustonstateuniversity #SHSU #GoKats #football

HCJPD, and its many SHSU alumni, support the Bearkats in their quest to bring the Division I Football Championship home to Huntsville, Texas. GO KATS! #samhoustonstateuniversity #SHSU #GoKats #football

05/14/2021
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The Federal Government, through the American Rescue Plan, allocated Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funds to the State of Texas. The funds are intended to assist local education agencies (LEA’s) mitigate learning loss experienced and to meet students social, emotional and mental health needs. Harris County Juvenile Probation Department’s Excel Academy Charter School intends to apply to receive these fund, however prior to applying we must obtain stakeholder input. As an HCJPD and/or Excel Academy Stakeholder we ask you to please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.

English Version (Final hyperlink): https://singuser3784b215.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8IZEyzq5LjSne18

Spanish Version( Final hyperlink): https://singuser3784b215.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9mq5noj4sNXC7Do

Julie Pruitt
Deputy Director of Education Services
Harris County Juvenile Probation Department
713-222-4820
e-fax 713-437-4297

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to recognize the work of our Transformation Team and their focus on ...
05/07/2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to recognize the work of our Transformation Team and their focus on Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) -an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to recognize the work of our Transformation Team and their focus on Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) -an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the teachers at HCJPD's Excel Academy and JJAEP! At work are JDC's, HCYV's, and H...
05/07/2021

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the teachers at HCJPD's Excel Academy and JJAEP! At work are JDC's, HCYV's, and HCLA's ESL teachers taking the annual TELPAS state exam. Thank you, ESL teachers, for all that you do for our students and congratulations for passing the state test.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the teachers at HCJPD's Excel Academy and JJAEP! At work are JDC's, HCYV's, and HCLA's ESL teachers taking the annual TELPAS state exam. Thank you, ESL teachers, for all that you do for our students and congratulations for passing the state test.

While last month was Stress Awareness Month, it’s important to prioritize stress management every day of the year! How w...
05/03/2021

While last month was Stress Awareness Month, it’s important to prioritize stress management every day of the year! How we perceive events, levels of stress and associated trauma can vary greatly depending on the impacted individual. Also, many of the youth we serve have been exposed to traumatic events throughout their young lives. Below, you will find resources on stress and traumatic stress.

Let’s help others and ourselves. It’s never too late to start working on managing stress!

From the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a fact sheet on how stress affects us.
https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Individuals-with-Mental-Illness/Taking-Care-of-Your-Body/Managing-Stress

From the American Psychological Association, an article on helping youth cope with common stressors.
https://www.apa.org/topics/child-development/stress

From the National Child Traumatic Stress Center, two handouts with information on traumatic stress in adolescents and children.
https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//traumatic_stress_in_adolescents_emotional_substance_abuse_providers.pdf
https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/programs_campaigns/childrens_mental_health/what-is-child-traumatic-stress.pdf

A short video of Dr. Bruce Perry discussing how stress and adversity can impact the body and create neurological changes in the brain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIUdALXnPlQ

Today we celebrate #EarthDay 🌎Let's take this opportunity to reflect on the ways we can protect our planet and promote h...
04/22/2021

Today we celebrate #EarthDay 🌎
Let's take this opportunity to reflect on the ways we can protect our planet and promote harmony with nature. ⁣⁣

The future is in our hands! ⁣
#EarthDay2021

Today we celebrate #EarthDay 🌎
Let's take this opportunity to reflect on the ways we can protect our planet and promote harmony with nature. ⁣⁣

The future is in our hands! ⁣
#EarthDay2021

A huge thank you to BridgeYear for dropping off 28 Career Kits for the youth at the Education Transition Center. BridgeY...
04/13/2021

A huge thank you to BridgeYear for dropping off 28 Career Kits for the youth at the Education Transition Center.

BridgeYear worked alongside with HCJPD staff for two weeks to expose ETC youth to careers and opportunities they can pursue to achieve stable employment and economic mobility.

#careeropportunities #education

The Resource Plug is a virtual event organized to serve our families and the community, this event is also open to the p...
04/09/2021

The Resource Plug is a virtual event organized to serve our families and the community, this event is also open to the public.

The objective of this virtual event is to engage, empower and encourage self-care and self-awareness. The participants will literally be able to plug into resources in their area and engage in conversation about staying safe, learn more about “”We Are Better Together Campaign” and “National Sound the Alarm Campaign”. Door prizes were donated by the community partners and will be given out during the virtual community fair. Disability Rights Texas Harris County Public Library Go Healthy Houston

The Resource Plug is a virtual event organized to serve our families and the community, this event is also open to the public.

The objective of this virtual event is to engage, empower and encourage self-care and self-awareness. The participants will literally be able to plug into resources in their area and engage in conversation about staying safe, learn more about “”We Are Better Together Campaign” and “National Sound the Alarm Campaign”. Door prizes were donated by the community partners and will be given out during the virtual community fair. Disability Rights Texas Harris County Public Library Go Healthy Houston

Today, April 8th, is World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healing and Justice.We stand for prevention, healing, ...
04/08/2021

Today, April 8th, is World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healing and Justice.

We stand for prevention, healing, + justice for survivors of sexual violence.

Here are some (FREE!) ways you can get involved today:

http://ow.ly/ATxn50EjFsg
#April8WorldDay #KeepKidsSafe

The month of April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to raise awareness and promote acceptance of individuals across th...
04/06/2021

The month of April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to raise awareness and promote acceptance of individuals across the spectrum and those who love them. During AAM and throughout the year, HCJPD is committed to celebrating differences and supporting inclusion.

The month of April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to raise awareness and promote acceptance of individuals across the spectrum and those who love them. During AAM and throughout the year, HCJPD is committed to celebrating differences and supporting inclusion.

Yesterday, Dr. Bryant Marks from the National Training Institute on Race and Equity at Morehouse College, presented a th...
04/01/2021

Yesterday, Dr. Bryant Marks from the National Training Institute on Race and Equity at Morehouse College, presented a thought-provoking training on Implicit Bias. As part of a major agency initiative on Implicit Bias Executive Director, Henry Gonzales selected over one hundred managers to join him in attending Dr. Marks presentation via zoom. This training provided us an opportunity to be reflective about our own unconscious biases, and how biases can impact behavior, supervision, treatment and perceptions of our clients. HCJPD takes another step forward towards equity and inclusion!

Yesterday, Dr. Bryant Marks from the National Training Institute on Race and Equity at Morehouse College, presented a thought-provoking training on Implicit Bias. As part of a major agency initiative on Implicit Bias Executive Director, Henry Gonzales selected over one hundred managers to join him in attending Dr. Marks presentation via zoom. This training provided us an opportunity to be reflective about our own unconscious biases, and how biases can impact behavior, supervision, treatment and perceptions of our clients. HCJPD takes another step forward towards equity and inclusion!

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