Juvenile Probation Resources

Juvenile Probation Resources

The Harris County Public Library created the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department Resource Page as a place for teens and youth affected by the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. These resources include alternative high schools that specialize in helping formerly adjudicated youth find a supportive environment to complete their education, library services designed for former HCJPD residents, and organizations that provide additional resources for formerly adjudicated teens and youth.

Alternative High Schools

Alternative Schools require approval from your zoned school, but they can create an opportunity for former HCJPD residents to attend schools that focuses on their academic and career goals for high school and beyond.

Highpoint School East, opens a new window

Highpoint School East is a Harris County Department of Education facility that offers adjudicated and expelled youth a safe and highly-structured learning environment.

Highpoint School East offers low student-to-teacher ratios and gives students the skills needed to succeed in both academic and social settings. The HCDE Highpoint program teaches self-discipline and helps students learn to make better choices.

8003 East Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, TX 77049

Phone: 713-696-2160
Fax: 713-696-1861

The Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center is a Harris County Juvenile Probation Department (HCJPD) program that provides educational services for high school students who are currently or previously justice-involved, including GED exam preparation and opportunities to earn or recover high school credits.

6500 Chimney Rock Rd
Houston, TX 77081

Phone: (713) 222-4577
Fax: (713) 222-4297

Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program

HCJPD's Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program provides classes in Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Social Skills. Qualifying students receive special education and English as a Second Language services.

2525 Murworth
Houston, TX 77054

Phone: (832) 927-7170
Fax: (713) 669-0788


Houston reVision

The mission of Houston reVision (reVision) is to break the cycle of juvenile justice involvement and homelessness among youth in Harris County by leveraging the power of community to connect them with mentors, positive peers, and life-changing resources.

"Everyone is transformed in this work: kids, mentors, and communities"

6856 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77074

Phone: (281) 656-6615
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Library Resources

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