Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center
- Children & Youth
- Justice & Legal
Location2310 Gollihar RoadCorpus Christi, TX 78415 United States
Nueces County Juvenile Department is an extension of the Nueces County Juvenile Board which shares the same purpose and goals of the Juvenile Justice Code as outlined in Title 3 of the Texas Family Code, specifically: • To provide for the protection of the public and public safety, including: • Appropriate punishment for criminal acts committed by juveniles; • To remove, where appropriate, the taint of criminality from children committing certain unlawful acts; • To provide treatment, training and rehabilitation that emphasizes accountability and responsibility of both the parent and the child for the child’s conduct; • To provide for the care, protection and wholesome moral, mental, and physical development of children coming under its provisions; • To protect the welfare of the community and to control the commission of unlawful acts by children; • To provide a simple judicial procedure through which the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Code are executed and enforced.
Volunteers / Mentors play an integral role in complementing the services provided by the Nueces County Juvenile Probation Department. Volunteers are recruited and trained to be of assistance to both clients and staff. Their services are utilized in areas that best match their training and interests.
Potential volunteers must meet the department’s volunteer requirements. There are several areas in which we rely on the support of volunteers:
- Intern Program - College students are given the opportunity to work with a Juvenile Probation Officer to gain hands on experience working with juvenile offenders.
- Non-denominational youth ministry
- Mentoring in the Barnes Regional Placement Facility
- Friendly visitor in detention
- Mentoring youth on probation