TJJD's Probation Services Division works with probation departments across the state to enhance the many services offered to local youth referred to them. By facilitating quality interaction between juvenile boards and juvenile probation departments and the various divisions within TJJD, we work together in all areas of juvenile justice.
This partnership encourages participation from all departments. TJJD understands the wide diversity in the many departments across Texas; the Probation Services Division recognizes this also and serves as a resource for innovative approaches when problem solving. As a liaison between the Department and the field, the Probation Services Division is a resource for the continued success of the departments and TJJD.
Texas Juvenile Probation Directory
Are you looking for the names and addresses of Texas juvenile probation professionals? Take a look at the Texas Juvenile Probation Directory to get the latest information as well as access to submit updates.
TJJD and Probation Departments across the state work in a variety of ways every day to provide education, information and support to families of youth who are already involved or at risk of becoming involved in the Texas juvenile justice system. We know youth do better with strong family support, and we do our best to help you along the way.
Are you looking for help for your son or daughter and don’t know where to go? Use the resources below to get more information.
We're in crisis now. Who can I call?
Call or text 988
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
Texas Youth Helpline
The Texas Youth Helpline provides free and confidential services to youth, their parents, and other family members of youth in crisis who need help finding a counselor, safe shelter, legal information, other local referral information, or just someone to talk to.
NAMI – If In Crisis…
Connects anyone seeking crisis service information with multiple links to different crisis lines in Texas.
I think my child needs mental health services. Who do I call?
Mental Health Texas
This easy-to-use website was developed with the goal of providing information, resources and direction to Texas residents who may have mental health related needs or who want to support someone who does.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This Facility Locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public. You may also access the underlying facility location information here.
Texas Health and Human Services Children’s Mental Health
This page provides guidance on youth and child assessment services, family partner support services, the Residential Treatment Center Relinquishment Avoidance Project (RTC Project) and YES waiver.
The Texas Health and Human Services Search Engine
Search all services and resources available through Texas State Health Services.
Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium Resources for Parents
This provides parents or any other concerned adults with information on various mental health topics as well as links to learn more about school-based mental health services through TCHATT (Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine).
My child is using drugs or alcohol. Who do I call for help?
US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Find the right drug abuse treatment program or alcohol abuse treatment program with the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator.
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This website will help you find local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Al-Anon Family Groups meet in over 130 countries to help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking. Members help each other by practicing the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous themselves, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. This website will help you find local meetings of Al-Anon groups.
Texas Health and Human Services Youth Substance Abuse
This page provides guidance on youth substance abuse programs in Texas for prevention and treatment.
We need food stamps. What do I do?
Your Texas Benefits
Use this website to find an food stamp office (and other benefits) near you.
Texas Health and Human Services Food Bank Providers
List of community food bank providers. Providers can also assist with SNAP food benefits.
My child is skipping school and not coming home by curfew. Who can help us get back on track?
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) manages community-based programs that prevent delinquency, abuse, neglect and exploitation of Texas children.This website will help you find services in your county.
Texas Education Agency, Communities in Schools
Texas Education Agency’s Communities In Schools (CIS) program surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS engages students in learning through case management and whole school services, including counseling, tutoring, pre-employment training, health and mental health services, and mentoring.
Texas Challenge Academy
The Texas Challenge Academy (TCA) is a volunteer program for 16 to 18 year old teens that are at risk of dropping out or that have already dropped out of high school. The program is open to all students, without regard to race, sex, religious affiliation or household income. The program requires a 17 1/2 month commitment and is divided into three phases, including a 5 and ½ month residential program.
My older child needs a place to live and help finding a job. Who can help?
Call toll free, 1-800-733-5627, for information about free residential programs for young men and women, ages 16-24, that empower youth to take responsibility for their employability through the integration of vocational skills and academic achievement.
The Texas Workforce Commission, 28 Workforce Development Boards and their service contractors work together to provide workforce solutions for Texans. Workforce Solutions offices are located throughout Texas to serve you.
Texas Workforce Commission
Plan your career and make career-related decisions. Explore new career opportunities, find wage and occupation information, learn about your interests and abilities, and use other labor market resources.
Transitional Living Services for Texas Youth and Young Adults
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Texas Youth Connection website contains information on services available to foster youth and other youth who are transitioning to adulthood.
I’m a single parent and need help with getting my child support. Who should I call?
Office of the Attorney General
As the official child support enforcement agency for the State of Texas, the Office of the Attorney General provides services for parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children. This website will help you apply for services.
I think my neighbor is abusing her child. What do I do?
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
1-800-252-5400. Call the Abuse Hotline toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide or file an online report.
I have another question that I’d like to ask. Who can I call?
Community Resource Coordination Group (CRCG)
Reach out to your area Community Resource Coordination Group for help finding services in your local community.
Juvenile Probation Department
Your local Juvenile Probation Department can assist you with questions about the juvenile legal system and related services in your community.
Aunt Bertha collects all federal, state, county, city, neighborhood, and charity program information and makes it easy to find food, health, housing and employment programs.
2-1-1 Texas is a free, easy-to-remember phone number connecting callers with health and human services in their community, state benefits, and a place to report abuse. Information and Referral (option 1) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. Information can be provided in over 90 different languages.
Education & Career
- This section is being updated. Check back for more information.
Standards and Contracts
Legislative Reporting and Statistics
The Texas Juvenile Justice Department's (TJJD) annual statistical reports provide information regarding the magnitude and nature of juvenile criminal activity and the juvenile probation system's response. This information is offered for assisting the State's efforts for improving the juvenile justice system and reducing juvenile crime in Texas. Summary tables and individual county data is not available on the web site for the 1997 and 1998 reports. Please contact the Legislative Reporting and Statistics Division if you need this information.
- The State of Juvenile Probation Activity in Texas, 2022 v.RPT-STAT-2022
- The State of Juvenile Probation Activity in Texas, 2021 v.RPT-STAT-2021
- The State of Juvenile Probation Activity in Texas, 2020 v.RPT-STAT-2020
- The State of Juvenile Probation Activity in Texas, 2019 v.RPT-STAT-2019
- The State of Juvenile Probation Activity in Texas, 2018 v.RPT-STAT-2018
- The State of Juvenile Probation Activity in Texas, 2017 v.RPT-STAT-2017
- The State of Juvenile Probation Activity in Texas, 2016 v.RPT-STAT-2016
- The State of Juvenile Probation Activity in Texas, 2015 v.RPT-STAT-2015
Annual Report to the Governor
Juvenile Records Supplemental Report
JJAEP Performance Assessment Report
COVID-19 Information and Resources for Probation Departments
Current Status in the Texas Juvenile Justice System
Federal and State Resources
- Executive Order GA 34 by Governor Greg Abbott (Relating to the opening of Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster)
- Texas Department of State Health Services - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- DSHS-TDEM-COVID19 PPE STAR Overview
- Texas Division of Emergency Management - COVID-19
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice - COVID-19 Updates
- Centers for Disease Control - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- CDC - Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities
- Environmental Protection Agency - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Federal Government Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
TJJD Guidance and Resources
- Email-031120 COVID19 Response Preparation Considerations
- Email-031120 Federal Bureau of Prisons - Influenza Plan
- Email-031120 HHS Correctional Facilities Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
- Email-031320 TJJD Standards Divergence Guidance
- Email-031620 TJJD Facility Gatehouse Screening Checklist
- Email-031920 Extension of Officer Certification Periods
- Email-031920 Health Screening Form for COVID-19
- Email-031920 Health Screening Requirements prior to Transport to TJJD
- Email-032420 Guidance on Use of Detention and Post-Adjudication
- Email-032720 Information Regarding Personal Restraint Technique HWC
- Email-033120 Request for COVID-19 Notifications to IRC
- Email-040320 TJJD Executive Order #1 - Youth Transfer Holds
- Email-040720 Request to Schedule New Admissions to TJJD
- Email-041320 TJJD Executive Order #2 Message and Attachment
- Email-041320 Assistance through CARES Act Messages and Attachments
- Email-041520 Families First Coronavirus Response Act Webinar Email and Summary
- Email-041620 Funding Announcement for CESF Program
- Email-041620 Information for All JPDs, CARES Act Info
- Email-042720 TAC Chapter 344 Guidance and Waivers
- Email-042920 Additional Information on CARES Act
- Email-050120 Ron Jackson Orientation & Assessment Unit Re-Open Process
- Email-050620 Issue Paper COVID19 Practice Policy and Emergency Protocols in State Juvenile Facilities
- Email-050720 Transitioning Back to Work Webinar
- Email-051320 SNAP Benefits Update
- Email-062220 Coronavirus Relief Fund Access
- Email-062320 Ron Jackson Orientation & Assessment Unit Admissions Hold
- Email-071020 Update: Managing Populations
- Email-102521 TAC 344 Pre-Recorded Training Limitations
- Email-122821 Emergency Staffing Response to COVID-19
- Email-040422 TAC 344 Pre-Recorded Training Limitations
- Email-071922 Important TJJD Update COVID-19 and Worker Shortage
- Email-120722 TAC 344 Pre-Recorded Training Limitations Extension
- Email-051320 SNAP Benefits Update
- Email-033120 Medicaid Application and Access to Service
- Email-032020-Title IV-E Guidance
Mental Health Resources
National Justice Organizations
Several national organizations dedicated to supporting juvenile justice and corrections have provided pandemic planning or COVID-19 specific resources:
Probation Departments Continuity of Operations
General Operational Plans
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