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Juvenile Services


The Smith County Juvenile Services, with participation and involvement of the community, PROTECTS AND SERVES both juvenile offenders and the community:

  • By screening, investigating, supervising, counseling, and referring for services all juveniles involved in law violations.
  • By providing detention that is safe, secure, and nurturing for juveniles who must remain in custody.


To instill respect, discipline, achievement, and responsibility in the youth of our community ensuring citizen safety and security.





Physical Address

Mailing Address:

2630 Morningside Drive

PO Box 1257

Tyler, TX 75708

Tyler, TX 75710

Phone: 24H – 903 535 0850

Fax: 903 510 6704



Ross Worley


Craft, Becky

Executive Assistant

Sharon Gregory

Administrative Assistant

Cindy Womack

Compliance Manager







Gayle Hayward

Deputy Director Probation

Greg Powell

Probation Supervisor

Cheryl Fisher

Sabrina Dean

Judith Stewart

Jay Zehren

Tariq Raza, Trainer

Marisa Duran

Toscha Sneed, Trainer

Lance Maldanado

Stephen McComb

Shaneikwa Sanders

Jerry Wrinkle

Yolanda Mims

Juana Mendoza

Felonda Prince

Traven Dorsey

William Kahn







Alfred Nelson

Probation Supervisor

Tony Walker

Judy Ann Gallagher

Gussie Wallace

Claude Brown

Chanda Roberts








Chet Thomas

Deputy Director Detention

La’Rita Arthur

Detention Supervisor

Joniesha Pierson

Detention Supervisor

Monica Powell

Detention Supervisor

Ruby Saenz

Detention Supervisor

Jimmy Wilson

Cheryl Gallon

Kenny Graham

Shaunda Petty

Willie Mitchell

Edna Glenn

Ernestine Flournoy

Gene Sigler - Trainer

Annie Pearl Johnson

La’Kisa Edwards

Yvonne Edwards

Karlon Jackson

James Lindsey

Carl Barker

Kendra Tuck

BJ Johnson

Cody Marett

Tim Fauss

Oscar Perdomo

Jaime Ellis

Robert Meacham
Brandy Craft

Douglas Pruner
Christopher Simmons




Tony Carvajal

Special Projects/Manager

Glenda Vickers

Administrative Assistant

Debbie Gilmore

Administrative Assistant

Conchita G. Mendez

Administrative Assistant








Paula Davis

Intensive Research Coord.

Janet McDade

Volunteer Coordinator






Gwendolyn Patillo

Glenda Murray

Erica Martinez

Renee Jacquez

Mariana Ramirez







Rusty Gauthreaux

David Spencer








Rafael Vera







Cristian Duran

Kierstyn Pruitt

Susana Castro

Alexus Sowell

Victoria Beaty






Rusty Womack


Juvenile Services Programs:


The Smith County Juvenile Court Room at the Juvenile Attention Center is operated under the direction of the Juvenile Judge.


The Court and Community Service Unit consists of:

  • The Director
  • Deputy Director of Probation 
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Probation Officer Supervisor
  • 19 certified Juvenile Probation Officers
  • Case Aides
  • Curfew Checker
  • Data Management Unit Supervisor
  • 3 Data Management Specialists
  • Compliance Manager
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • 2 Community Service Coordinators

The probation division is responsible for supervising juveniles on probation and referring the child and the family to agencies in the community in order to help meet their needs.  Probation Officers are responsible for conducting initial interviews with the child and their parents, and, if necessary taking the child through the court process.  The Probation Officer is an extension of the Juvenile Court and is responsible for completing social investigations, preparing reports for and testifying in Court.  They are also responsible for supervising the child following court action on a voluntary basis if no court action is taken.

As a supervisor, the Probation Officer monitors the child’s progress or lack of progress in an area such as the home, school, and place of employment.  The supervision and monitoring is to enforce the conditions of probation and to assess the needs of the child.  A confidential record is kept of all significant events regarding each case.  The Probation Officers participate in a 24 hour on-call rotation to answer emergency calls from law enforcement, parents and children.

DETENTION SERVICES                        

The Detention Services are located in a 65-bed facility serving a wide range of troubled juveniles.  A full-time staff of Juvenile Detention Officers provides 24-hour care.  The full time staff consists of:

  • The Facility Administrator
  • Detention Manager
  • 3 Detention Supervisors
  • 4 Training Officers
  • Intensive Resource Coordinator
  • Detention Officers who work directly with the residents.

The Detention Program provides temporary services for juveniles who are awaiting a court hearing and are unable to return home.  The program is designed to aid the child in becoming more secure, learning discipline habits, following rules, and better understanding socially acceptable behavior.  This is accomplished through daily learning activities, chores, and guidelines that each person is expected to follow.  Juveniles are monitored constantly and are provided daily feedback through a behavioral level system which determines what privileges (i.e.: day-room, phone calls, etc.) are earned each day.  The average length of stay is approximately two weeks.
Other activities, afforded to the program include:  academic studies provided by teachers, volunteer groups offering learning, recreational and religious activities, mentors, and staff implemented activities in physical fitness and life skills.

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100 N. Broadway Tyler, Texas
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