Monday June the 26th 2017

Juvenile Services

Pama Hencerling

OUR MISSION

The Victoria County Juvenile Services Department is committed to working hard to change kid's lives in a way that promotes responsibility, accountability, and goal setting coupled with structure and discipline. They can then achieve success by making better choices, learning from their mistakes and becoming a law biding, productive member of society.

  • Juvenile Probation Services

    Juvenile probation officers are responsible for a child’s case from the time a petition is filed until the probation term expires.

    Probation officers conduct comprehensive assessments on each child and family to determine the most effective plan to recommend to the Court for its consideration.  

    The most frequently used disposition is probation in the community with the child residing at home. The juveniles are given specific conditions of probation to follow, which the probation officers monitor and reports to the Court.

    The department follows a level system, and an individualized assessment that determines the level of supervision, restrictions and programming for each juvenile. Probation officers maintain frequent contact with their juvenile offenders, monitor compliance with court-ordered conditions and act accordingly when violations occur. A probation officer’s job is to make a positive change in a child’s life.

  • Juvenile Detention / Residental Center

    To Report Abuse

    Para Reportar Abuso

    School Lunch Program

    PREA


    On October 27, 1994, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Detention/Residential Facility. On June 29, 1995, then Governor, George W. Bush, dedicated the facility and on September 1, 1995, the doors opened to house Victoria County juveniles as well as juveniles from the contracting surrounding counties to provide care and programmatic rehabilitation services. In addition, the 72-bed facility has a post-adjudication program for male and females as well as an intensive program for pregnant females.

     

     Population Served:

    • Pre-adjudicated & Post-adjudicated
    • Moderate and Specialized care for male 7 female residents
    • Post adjudicated pregnant females
    • Age 10-17.3

     

    Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Center provides a wide range of services aimed at heightening a juvenile's understanding of social responsibilities, empathy and self discipline.

    Service Provided:

    • Counseling-Individual and Family
    • Pregnant Offenders-OB/GYN prenatal, post partum care, physical activities, parenting classes and the Baby Think It Over Program
    • Group Services-Anger Management, Truthought, Specialized Group and Substance / Drug Education
    • Additional Services-Contract Psychiatric, The Hope Center, Volunteer & Religious Services, Educational and Simulator Welding Class

     

    Questions regarding admission or referral information:

    Lynette Acuna, Facility Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Regina Perez, Compliance/PREA Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Notice to Clients:

    The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) investigates complaints against county Juvenile Boards relating to the provision of juvenile services in every Texas County. TJJD, however, requires that the Juvenile Board be given the opportunity to resolve all complaints first at the local county level.

    Should you have a concern or complaint regarding the provision of Juvenile Probation, Detention or Correctional Services, please contact the Victoria County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer:

    • Pama Hencerling, CJPO
    • Victoria County Juvenile Services Department
    • 97 Foster Field Dr.
    • Victoria, TX 77904
    • 361 575-0399 ~ 361 576-0134 Fax

    If you are unable to resolve your concern or complaint with the Chief, you may ask to be placed on the Juvenile Board agenda to present your complaint in person at the next regularly scheduled Juvenile Board meeting, by contacting:

    • Honorable Eli Garza
    • Chairman, Victoria County Juvenile Board
    • 101 N. Bridge St., Rm. #104
    • Victoria, TX 77901
    • 361 578-8756

    If the Juvenile Board is unable to resolve your concerns, you may file a written complaint against the Juvenile Board with:

    • Texas Juvenile Justice Department
    • Attention: Legal Division
    • P.O. Box 13547
    • Austin, TX 78711

    TJJD's investigation is limited to determining whether the Juvenile Board is in compliance with TJJD’s administrative standards. TJJD’s investigation will not address the appropriateness of a disposition by the Juvenile Court. TJJD does not have the authority to override an order issued by a Juvenile Court.

    For more information, please contact the TJJD Legal Help Line at 512-424-6721.


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