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.

Steve Willing, MPA
Director, Youth Diversion & Development
Steve has been with Harris County Juvenile Probation Department for over twenty-two years. His tenure began in 1999 as a Juvenile Probation Officer in the Field Services Division where he worked in a specialized unit providing enhanced supervision and services with both the residential aftercare program and the sex offender program.

Steve then moved to the Intake & Court Services Division serving as a Court Liaison to our field units and residential facilities where he worked closely with the District Court Juvenile Judges and District Attorney’s office. During this time, Steve also served as the Inter-County Transfer Officer.

While working for Harris County, Steve attended the University of Houston in the evenings and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2011. Putting into practice many of the principals learned in that program, he served as Administrator of the Intensive Supervision Program then the Court Services Unit.

In 2015, Steve was appointed Assistant Deputy Director and then Deputy Director of the Intake & Court Services Division. In 2019, he returned to Community Based Services as Deputy Director, now known as the Youth Diversion and Development Division, overseeing youth placed in diversion programs, on probation in the community, or in a specialized gang, mental health, or serious offender program.