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Juvenile Board

The Harris County Juvenile Board is the governing body of the Juvenile Probation Department. It also serves as the school board for the Juvenile Probation 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; and
    • adopting a budget and establishing policies, 


In accordance with §51.12 of the Texas Family Code, the juvenile board also controls the conditions and terms of detention and detention supervision. A majority of the board must personally inspect each HCJPD facility annually.

Approved Meeting Dates for 2022

Juvenile Board Members

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Harris County Judge Lina HidalgoChairperson240 x 300
2/26/2021 6:32 PMApprovedBoard
Judge Natalia Oakes313th District Court240 x 300
2/2/2021 1:18 PMApprovedBoard
Judge Michelle Moore314th District Court240 x 300
2/26/2021 6:32 PMApprovedBoard
Judge Leah Shapiro315th District Court, Vice Chairperson, Secretary240 x 300
2/26/2021 6:32 PMApprovedBoard
Judge Julia Maldonado507th Family District Court240 x 300
1/15/2021 9:52 AMApprovedBoard
Judge Tanya Garrison157th Civil District Court240 x 300
1/15/2021 9:52 AMApprovedBoard
Judge Lucia BatesHarris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Place 2240 x 300
1/15/2021 9:52 AMApprovedBoard
Judge Danilo Lacayo182nd Criminal Court240 x 300
2/3/2021 9:41 AMApprovedBoard

​Juvenile Board Meeting Agendas by Year

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