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Juvenile Services

PURPOSE STATEMENT

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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

 

SMITH COUNTY JUVENILE SERVICES

 

 

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

Director

Craft, Becky

Executive Assistant

Sharon Gregory

Administrative Assistant

Cindy Womack

Compliance Manager

 

 

 

JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICERS

 

 

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

Shaunda Petty

William Kahn

 

 

COURT UNIT

 

 

Alfred Nelson

Probation Supervisor

Tony Walker

Judy Ann Gallagher

Gussie Wallace

Claude Brown

 

 

 

 

JUVENILE SUPERVISON OFFICERS

 

 

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

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

Douglas Pruner
Christopher Simmons

     

Brandy Craft

DATA MANAGEMENT   

 

 

Tony Carvajal

Special Projects/Manager

Glenda Vickers

Administrative Assistant

Conchita G. Mendez

Administrative Assistant

VACANT

Administrative Assistant

 

OTHER STAFF

 

 

Paula Davis

Intensive Research Coord.

Janet McDade

Volunteer Coordinator

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS

 

 

Gwendolyn Patillo

Erica Martinez

Renee Jacquez

Mariana Ramirez

Glenda Brice

 

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS

 

 

David Spencer

 

FACILITY FOREMAN

 

 

Rafael Vera

 

 

 

CASE AIDES

 

 

Cristian Duran

Susana Castro

Tracie Granville

Lilly Fernandez

 

EDUCATIONAL ADVISOR

 

 

Rusty Womack

 

Juvenile Services Programs:

THE JUVENILE COURT

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

COURT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

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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