Serving citizens of Upshur County since 2011
Upshur County Courthouse, 3rd Floor
The Juvenile Probation Department provides support and assistance to the district courts for juvenile offenders who come within authority of the Family Code. Responsibilities include screening of all juveniles referred to the department, provision of court-mandated services and placements, and operation of institutions and programs for youths in custody. The Chief Juvenile Probation Officer is appointed by the Juvenile Board pursuant to provisions of the Human Resources Code.
The Alternative School is mandated by Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code to provide education for certain expelled and adjudicated youth based on standards of academic accountability and performance as approved by the Teas Juvenile Probation Commission. For each student, the school district in which the student was enrolled must transfer to the Juvenile Board funds equal to the district’s average student expenditure for alternative education programs.