The Harris County Youth Advocates Tracker Program is a detention release alternative, providing daily contact with the young person for up to thirty days of a docketed court date.
Second Chance Program
The Second Chance Program is a non-petitioned, review by prosecutor diversion program.
Appropriate candidates are identified and referred to the program by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and require the young person to attend the Juvenile Consequences Workshop and pay restitution, if appropriate.
Juvenile Consequences Workshop
The Juvenile Consequences Workshop is a collaboration of the Houston Bar Association, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the Houston Police Department, and HCJPD.
It is a one-time requirement for the Second Chance Program and offers speakers from each of the collaborative agencies presenting information on the potential impact of becoming further involved in the Juvenile Justice System and offering suggestions on lessening opportunities to do so.
Juvenile Law 101 Workshop
Juvenile Law 101 is a workshop offered to youth and families of first-time offenders, who are scheduled to appear before one of the Harris County Juvenile District Courts.
The goal of the program is to provide information to help prepare them for their first court appearance and give them an opportunity to ask questions to help them better navigate the Harris County Juvenile Justice System.