Harris County Juvenile Probation Department

Harris County Juvenile Probation Department The Harris County Juvenile Probation Department is committed to strengthening our communities by engaging youth and families. This is the official page for the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department.
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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 image of the department, employees, and our role within the community. We value an environment that promotes initiative, productivity, teamwork, and professional growth. We value an atmosphere which stresses tolerance and is free of discrimination. We value developing collaborative efforts with judicial, legislative, and community partners.

Mission: The Harris County Juvenile Probation Department is committed to the protection of the public utilizing intervention strategies that are community-based, family- oriented, and least restrictive while emphasizing responsibility and accountability of both parent and child.

Operating as usual

HCJPD would like to recognize its incredible Training and Quality Assurance (TAQA) Team.  The team has worked continuous...
11/23/2020

HCJPD would like to recognize its incredible Training and Quality Assurance (TAQA) Team. The team has worked continuously during the pandemic to ensure new JSOs and JPOs are certified and available to work with and care for our youth. TAQA developed a hybrid mix of virtual and in-person (with safety protocols) trainings, to ensure our facilities remain fully staffed, their work will continue throughout this crisis and during the holiday season. TAQA- “Virtually-We Can Do Anything.” #HCJPD #TAQA #virtuallywecandoanything #training

Job opportunities available with #goodwill see below.
11/23/2020

Job opportunities available with #goodwill see below.

Please take advantage of this Family Thanksgiving Distribution. Share this information with families who are in need.
11/20/2020

Please take advantage of this Family Thanksgiving Distribution. Share this information with families who are in need.

We have reimagined the City’s #ThanksgivingDay celebration this year & instead will host the @heb Family #Thanksgiving Food Distribution, which will include groceries for preparing your own #ThanksgivingFeast! Sat, Nov 21, 8am-1pm or until we run out.

The Houston Food Bank's Community Assistance Program (CAP) begins today!
11/17/2020

The Houston Food Bank's Community Assistance Program (CAP) begins today!

Beginning November 17, Houston Food Bank's Community Assistance Program (CAP) will extend their services at our North Branch (146 Knobcrest Dr.) location on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 - 5:30p! Get help with applications for SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, CHIP and MSP. For more info, please call our helpline at 832-369-9390.

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management
11/17/2020

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

The Houston Health Department offers mental health support through a free helpline staffed by trained mental health professionals. Call 713-999-9442. October 1 – December 24. Seven days a week. From 1 to 11 p.m.

#BetterTogether

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. HCJPD thanks you for your service! #thankyo...
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. HCJPD thanks you for your service! #thankyouveterans #VeteransDay

BBRC residents completed a Service Learning Project titled  “Happiness Happens.” Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 and wha...
11/02/2020

BBRC residents completed a Service Learning Project titled “Happiness Happens.” Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. This project encouraged residents create artwork that brings them joy. The group focused on identifying ways and techniques on coping with depression and creating safe havens when feeling overwhelm.

Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. The pictured mosaic will be donated to Spekato Men’s group home.

Hello Charter School Parents,JUST A REMINDER…. A letter was mailed to you last week about our upcoming Parent’s Meeting ...
10/22/2020

Hello Charter School Parents,
JUST A REMINDER….
A letter was mailed to you last week about our upcoming Parent’s Meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm. This will be a Zoom meeting (virtual) and you will need the zoom link to attend. You can type in the zoom link that was in the letter you received, on your computer or phone, and attend the meeting that way.
OR, you can email Dr. Barbara Redeker at [email protected] and she will email you the Zoom link to make it easier to use and attend the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Barbara Redeker.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting…

Excel Academy is again partnering with the Alley Theatre (@appliedtheatrealley) to bring their lauded Slam Poetry progra...
10/21/2020

Excel Academy is again partnering with the Alley Theatre (@appliedtheatrealley) to bring their lauded Slam Poetry program to students at the Harris County Youth Village and Harris County Leadership Academy campuses. Not only are the performing arts proven to assist in reducing the rate of recidivism, but they also are an invaluable tool in helping our students find a voice, process trauma, foster empathy, and refine their English Language Art skills. Classes run until November 20th. Stay tuned to hear the fantastic poems created by our students! #slampoetry #poetry #alleytheatre #HCJPD @alleyece

Last week youth from Harris County Youth Village attended The Girl Scout “Success to Significance” Conference. Virtual k...
10/21/2020

Last week youth from Harris County Youth Village attended The Girl Scout “Success to Significance” Conference. Virtual keynote speaker, Dr. Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP Neonatologist, spoke on “Think Big” by encouraging the youth to give their best and to always have hope. During the conference attendees watched, “Girl Scouts in Detention” featuring HCYV’s own Girl Scout troop while writing thank you cards to the conference sponsors. The youth were also able to express their creative sides by crafting their own centerpiece. At the end of the conference the youth and staff alike received goodie bags and left feeling inspired. Thank you to all of those who helped make this event an incredible success! #gssjc #hcjpd

The rain didn’t stop our Service Learning Unit from going out and encouraging everyone to vote today. The unit is respon...
10/16/2020

The rain didn’t stop our Service Learning Unit from going out and encouraging everyone to vote today. The unit is responsible for creating service projects that help our youth learn about relevant issues and how they can take action to make positive changes in their community. We strive to teach our youth to be community leaders and lend their voices to movements embracing race equity and social justice for all citizens. #servicelearning #HCJPD #vote2020

Let’s take a moment to spotlight the Service-Learning team! Service-Learning conducted a project with CUPS 1 and it was ...
10/15/2020

Let’s take a moment to spotlight the Service-Learning team! Service-Learning conducted a project with CUPS 1 and it was displayed at Archway Gallery by Liz Spencer. A program offered through Young Audiences of Houston. #engagingyouth #servicelearning #communitypartnerships

Great article about one of HCJPD's Parent Partners, Larry Savala.https://www.click2houston.com/features/2020/10/05/voice...
10/12/2020
Voices of Houston: Meet Larry Savala, a father continuing his son’s legacy through charity

Great article about one of HCJPD's Parent Partners, Larry Savala.

https://www.click2houston.com/features/2020/10/05/voices-of-houston-meet-larry-savala-a-father-continuing-his-sons-legacy-through-charity/

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Voices of Houston is spotlighting Larry Savala. Savala is the director and founder of the Hispanic Family Initiative and the Larry’s Gift Foundation. He has held many leadership roles in the Greater Houston community. Most recently, he helped with providing mentorsh...

10/07/2020
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HCJPD employees are encouraged to wear pink every Friday this month in support...
10/02/2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HCJPD employees are encouraged to wear pink every Friday this month in support of this cause. #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth2020

HCJPD supports the Astros, Post-Season starts today we're 0-0. Rudy said it best, "Never underestimate the heart of a Ch...
09/29/2020

HCJPD supports the Astros, Post-Season starts today we're 0-0. Rudy said it best, "Never underestimate the heart of a Champion!"
#goastros #baseball #mlbpostseason2020 #hcjpd

Congratulations to HCJPD's own Dr. Nicole Dorsey! She was recently named Editor of Texas Psychologist. #hcjpd #texaspsyc...
09/29/2020

Congratulations to HCJPD's own Dr. Nicole Dorsey! She was recently named Editor of Texas Psychologist. #hcjpd #texaspsychologicalassociation

This week is National Gang Violence Prevention Week. Find resources from OJJDP to address #gangviolence and promote #sch...
09/23/2020

This week is National Gang Violence Prevention Week. Find resources from OJJDP to address #gangviolence and promote #schoolsafety.

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/programs/gang-violence-prevention?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=gangviolencepreventionweek

Jointly funded by OJJDP and OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Gang Center provides resources for professionals in #juvenilejustice, #lawenforcement, and community organizations to prevent, intervene in, and suppress #gangviolence.

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/programs/national-gang-center?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=gangviolencepreventionweek

The Citywide Effort to Address Implicit Bias in School Discipline moving to action! @UHouston University of Houston Educ...
09/18/2020

The Citywide Effort to Address Implicit Bias in School Discipline moving to action! @UHouston University of Houston Education Research Center will conduct a longitudinal study on the economic impact of exclusionary discipline in the City of Houston. Led by @ONEHouAction, @MBKHouston, @MHAHouston @HCJPD @BloombergAssoc

As part of the Citywide Effort to Address Implicit Bias in School Discipline, @MHAHouston released its annual RFP for Ho...
09/17/2020

As part of the Citywide Effort to Address Implicit Bias in School Discipline, @MHAHouston released its annual RFP for Houston-area school districts. Two of the three options are from our recommendations: SEL Training for staff/teachers and district wide equity policies. Momentum!

September is Suicide Prevention Month. No matter the situation, help is always available. Need to talk? The National Sui...
09/16/2020

September is Suicide Prevention Month. No matter the situation, help is always available. Need to talk? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7: 1-800-273-8255.

Let's help end the stigma surrounding mental health. #SuicidePreventionMonth

The recommendations of the Citywide Effort to Address Implicit Bias in School Discipline - led by @MHAHouston, @MBKHoust...
09/16/2020
Trustees plan to address racial inequality in Cy-Fair ISD

The recommendations of the Citywide Effort to Address Implicit Bias in School Discipline - led by @MHAHouston, @MBKHouston, @ONEHouAction, @HCJPD, and @BloombergAssoc - are forging ahead. Read more about @CyFairISD plan for a districtwide equity policy!
https://communityimpact.com/houston/cy-fair/education/2020/09/14/trustees-plan-to-address-racial-inequality-in-cy-fair-isd/

The board signed a resolution including action steps to address racial inequality districtwide at the Sept. 14 meeting. African American students made up 18.5% of enrollment in 2018-19 but accounted for 38.7% of suspensions that year.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) will host the After School Curbside Meal Program for Youth beginning...
09/14/2020
Houston Parks and Recreation Department

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) will host the After School Curbside Meal Program for Youth beginning today from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at 45 Community Center Curbside locations. A complete listing of locations is posted on HPARD's website. The meals include a snack and dinner, and will be placed in vehicle for hands free distribution. The program will be available for children ages 1-18 years provided they are in the vehicle.

For a list of HPARD Curbside Meal Distribution Sites click here. For information concerning the Gus Wortham Golf Course please visit http://www.guswortham.org/ For information concerning the Hermann Park Golf Course please visit http://www.hermannparkgc.com/ To read Houston BCycle's press release vi...

Today, we pause to remember the fallen victims, the first responders, and the families whose lives were transformed fore...
09/11/2020

Today, we pause to remember the fallen victims, the first responders, and the families whose lives were transformed forever. #NeverForget #September11

Leadership Academy residents enjoying a beautiful day outside, tending to the garden and taking care of the goats and ch...
08/22/2020

Leadership Academy residents enjoying a beautiful day outside, tending to the garden and taking care of the goats and chickens. #HCLA #HCLA #chickens #goats #fresheggs #garden #gardening

New Evening Testing Sites, Please share with friends and family.
08/05/2020
Testing Locations and Information

New Evening Testing Sites, Please share with friends and family.

TESTING HOURS UPDATE: Starting August 4th, HCPH will offer evening testing at our Stationary Locations every Tuesday (Cy-Fair Only) and Thursday (Pasadena Only) from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Take advantage and sign up for FREE COVID-19 testing at one of our Harris County Public Health testing sites.

ReadyHarris
08/03/2020

ReadyHarris

Ways to de-stress and reduce anxiety during the pandemic:
🍏 Eat healthy
🏃 Exercise regularly
😴 Get plenty of sleep
❌ Avoid alcohol
For additional coping information, visit https://bit.ly/3bCSrII.
#COVID19 #Coronavirus

Congratulations Richard!
07/24/2020

Congratulations Richard!

Harris County employees, help us say "hello" to Richard Evans! Richard is this month's Wellness Champion and he works at Harris County Juvenile Probation Department/Harris County Leadership Academy.

Richard initially wanted to become a Wellness Champion because he liked the polo shirt and the Wellness Champions seemed so happy.

However, he really took a deeper interest in it when he started paying attention to his co-workers and recognizing that working in juvenile justice can be really stressful.

Richard said: "As a result of that stress, we have to find ways to relax and take care of ourselves to keep sickness and injuries from happening. Plus the bonus was that wellness, physical fitness and athletics have been a part of my life since I was a pre-teen, so it was a natural fit."

We're glad to have you here!

https://www.ymcahouston.org/food-distribution
07/23/2020
Food Distribution

https://www.ymcahouston.org/food-distribution

FOOD DISTRIBUTION Every month we will have an updated food distribution schedule. Check here for up-to-date times and locations. Cada mes tendremos un horario actualizado de distribución de alimentos. Consulta aquí los horarios y lugares. The YMCA has partnered with the Houston Food Bank, Montgome...

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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.

Our Mission Statement:

The Harris County Juvenile Probation Department is committed to the protection of the public, utilizing intervention strategies that are community-based, family-oriented and least restrictive while emphasizing responsibility and accountability of both parent and child. Our 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 image of the department, employees, and our role within the community. We value an environment that promotes initiative, productivity, teamwork, and professional growth. We value an atmosphere which stresses tolerance and is free of discrimination. We value developing collaborative efforts with judicial, legislative, and community partners.