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 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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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.

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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!

After nearly 40 years of service, Keith V. Branch, Assistant Deputy Director of Human Resources is retiring. Keith has b...
03/31/2021

After nearly 40 years of service, Keith V. Branch, Assistant Deputy Director of Human Resources is retiring. Keith has been an integral part of the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department in his various roles.

We appreciate Keith’s dedication and passion. It’s our privilege to have him as part of the HCJPD family. Keith truly has left a mark on our agency.

We wish him all the best as he begins this exciting chapter of his life!

Congratulations to our hometown University of Houston Cougars Men’s Basketball Team for advancing to the Final Four.Two ...
03/30/2021

Congratulations to our hometown University of Houston Cougars Men’s Basketball Team for advancing to the Final Four.

Two years ago, U of H star guard DEJON JARREAU spoke to our youth from the Leadership Academy about overcoming adversity and achieving great things. Tonight, DEJON help lead his team the Final Four, Well done DEJON!!!!! #FinalFour2021 #uhcougarsmensbasketball #HCJPD #HCLA

For Spring Break, Court 360 and CARE Court did drive by graduations for some of the youth who successfully completed the...
03/18/2021

For Spring Break, Court 360 and CARE Court did drive by graduations for some of the youth who successfully completed their assigned specialty court program. The team created posters, certificates, and gave the youth individualized goodie bags to celebrate their completion. Each Officer picked a celebration song while the team cheered for each youth when they came outside. Some youth let the Officers dress them up in St. Patrick's day gear and some even allowed the Officers to spray them with green silly string. Prior to Covid-19, graduations were held inside of the court room. Now, these Officer's deliver graduations to their doorstep.

Great work Court 360 and CARE Court! #creativethinking #promotingachievement

Supervisor Jordan Brazell, YDC John Malone, and Supervisor Cecdric Click of HCVY/BBRC hosted their S.E.L.F program gradu...
03/17/2021

Supervisor Jordan Brazell, YDC John Malone, and Supervisor Cecdric Click of HCVY/BBRC hosted their S.E.L.F program graduation with residents, staff, and parents. The young men spent 4-weeks learning the importance of leadership, self-control, positive self-image, respect, interview skills, and how to properly tie a tie. Each resident mastered the concepts successfully and are excited to use those skills once they transition home. The graduation concluded with the youth enjoying a delicious dinner with their parents, while discussing future goals. Thank you Mr. Click, Mr. Brazell, and Mr. Malone for taking the time to build up our young men to insure they are equipped to have a successful future. #HCJPD #HCYV #BBRC

03/11/2021
Please see the below press release from The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD.
03/09/2021

Please see the below press release from The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD.

Youth SOULutions completed their 1st Annual Graduation Ceremony at HCYV/BBRC. Six amazing  young ladies completed the 8 ...
03/04/2021

Youth SOULutions completed their 1st Annual Graduation Ceremony at HCYV/BBRC. Six amazing young ladies completed the 8 week program focused on improving self-esteem and self -worth, learning the importance of education, forgiveness, developing positive relationships, and dealing with various types of abuse. Special thanks to Youth SOULutions, staff, and administration. This event was a success because of your contribution.

2021 Black History Program at HCYV. Thank you to all the teachers and residential staff who made this event full of laug...
03/03/2021

2021 Black History Program at HCYV. Thank you to all the teachers and residential staff who made this event full of laughter and learning.

Faculty, school staff, Ms. Carter (Facility Administrator) and her team at the HCYV Honor Roll Celebration.  Help us con...
03/03/2021

Faculty, school staff, Ms. Carter (Facility Administrator) and her team at the HCYV Honor Roll Celebration. Help us congratulate our students who made the honor roll!

Please review and share with your clients, friends and family.https://www.readyharris.org/Incidents/Winter-Weather-Recov...
02/24/2021
Ready Harris > Incidents > Winter Weather Recovery Resources

Please review and share with your clients, friends and family.

https://www.readyharris.org/Incidents/Winter-Weather-Recovery-Resources

Business Damage SurveyHarris County is collecting information from our business community on damage from the recent winter weather. The information collected will help in determining recovery needs and assessing damage from the recent winter weather. Type and size of business is not a factor. Every....

Food distribution information below, please share with those in need.
02/22/2021

Food distribution information below, please share with those in need.

🍏 NRG · DISTRIBUTION · 2/23/21 🍏
We will be hosting a large food distribution at NRG on Tuesday, February 23 from 9:00 - 1:00 p.m. (8510 Kirby Dr - 🔹BLUE LOT🔹 - GATE 9) Please note the following info below:

📌 Gates will open at 7am; distributions begin at 9am
📌 Traffic lined up prior to 7am will be asked to keep moving
📌 Depending on traffic, wait times can take up to 1.5 hours (An idling car burns 1/5th gallon fuel per hour)
📌 Event can end when all food is distributed (We cannot guarantee there will be water at this distribution.)
📌 We will make a separate post if this distribution is canceled
📌 We will make a separate post regarding any future distributions

Families can arrive by vehicle. Unfortunately this distribution will NOT have a walk-up option.

If you can not make this distribution event, please visit www.houstonfoodbank.org/winterstorm and enter your ZIP code on the map to find other pantries and distributions near you.

02/16/2021

HCJPD Buildings will be closed through Thursday. HCJPD Essential Facility Staff should contact their Facility Superintendent for additional instructions, Non-Essential staff should contact their immediate supervisor for available remote working options.

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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.

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