Leadership Team

Harris County Juvenile Probation Department (HCJPD) provides supervision and services to young people between the ages of 10 and 17 who are under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. HCJPD is the largest juvenile probation department in Texas with approximately 1,100 employees and over 6,600 young people referred to the department annually.

HCJPD programs and services operate under the direction of the Harris County Juvenile Board.

Lina Garcia, JD
Director, Human Resources
Lina Garcia has worked with Harris County since 2005. Prior to being appointed in January 2023 as Deputy Director of Human Resources for the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Lina was the Senior Manager of HR Compliance for Harris County Human Resources & Risk Management (HRRM) where she was responsible for drafting county employment policies and for developing and executing strategies to keep Harris County compliant with federal and state employment laws.

Before assuming her position with HRRM, Lina worked as an employment law attorney for 15 years, two years with the City of Houston’s Attorney’s Office and 13 years with the Harris County Attorney’s Office, defending employment law claims and advising HRRM and human resources managers on employee relations and employment law best practices.

In addition to her Texas bar license, Lina holds the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.