Juvenile Board

The Harris County Juvenile Board is the governing body of Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. The juvenile board also serves as the school board of Excel Academy Charter School. 

As mandated by law, the duties of the juvenile board include establishing a juvenile probation department, employing a chief probation officer, adopting a budget and establishing policies, including financial policies for juvenile services within the jurisdiction of the juvenile board. (§152.0007(a), H.R.C.) In accordance with §51.12 of the Texas Family Code, the juvenile board also controls the conditions and terms of detention and detention supervision. Annuallya majority of the juvenile board must personally inspect each of the department's facilities.

Located below by year, monthly agendas are posted in advance of each meeting. — Approved Meeting Dates for 2023

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

157th Civil District Court

Judge Tanya Garrison

315th District Court, Vice Chairperson, Secretary

Judge Leah Shapiro

313th District Court

Judge Natalia Oakes

Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Place 2

Judge Lucia Bates

314th District Court

Judge Michelle Moore

507th Family District Court

Judge Julia Maldonado

182nd Criminal Court

Judge Danilo Lacayo

Juvenile Board Meeting Agendas by Year