Municipal Courts

Juvenile Information: Juvenile Case Manager Program

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The goal of the City of Houston Juvenile Case Manager Program is to assist the Municipal Courts Department in administering the Courts’ juvenile dockets and reduce juvenile referrals into the justice system through effective, preventative case management, and utilization of intervention procedures at the middle and high school campuses within the City of Houston.

The Juvenile Case Manager Program employs two methods of intervention:

  • Campus-based Juvenile Case Managers provide assessment and diagnosis of truant behavior and barriers to school attendance, conduct home visits, monitoring services, linkage to community service agencies, data gathering, education and training, monthly service learning projects, as well as a wide variety of before, after school and summer programming. All services are offered free of cost to participating school districts.
  • Court-based Juvenile Case Managers provide support to juveniles and their families once they have received citations to appear in court for class C misdemeanors. They are responsible for conducting assessments to diagnose the reason(s) the juvenile was referred to court and providing case management, compliance monitoring, linkage to community service agencies, data gathering, and education and training.
  • Workshops provided:
    • Alcohol/Tobacco Awareness
    • Bullying
    • Teen Court

These programs were developed in accordance with state statutes 106.071 of the Texas Alcoholic beverage Code and 161.252 of the Texas Health and Safety Code to increase compliance and ensure successful satisfaction of judgment requirements.

The AEPM and TYTAP courses will be administered by the MCD Juvenile Case Manager Program court based operations staff. Our staff have been approved and certified to teach the courses by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Both classes are offered at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse located in Downtown Houston at 1400 Lubbock Street. The cost to those who are required to attend and complete these state mandated courses is:

  • AEPM Class - $40 (6 hours over a two day period)
  • TYTAP Class - $50 (8 hours over a four day period)

Both courses are offered in English and Spanish.

Program Highlights/Provided Services:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of truant behavior displayed by students.
  • Active case management of students identified as truant.
  • Home visits and parent/guardian involvement encouraged within the program
  • Community-based referral services to students or families who request assistance.
  • Build and develop relationships with community assistance agencies to further assist clients and families. • Participation in attendance meetings at assigned target campuses.
  • Accompany juveniles and parents to court proceedings and facilitate court-ordered sanctions in order to achieve optimal compliance.
  • Maintain lasting relationships with students and families via continuous contact.
  • Creates, participates in, and executes before/after school programming, mentoring, and summer programming for youth.
  • Training/presentations for youth, parents, educators, judicial staff, and community organizations.
  • Volunteerism- once/monthly volunteer activities for students, parents, and staff members.
  • Vendor- open house events, back to school events, education fairs, community resource fairs, community initiatives.

The Juvenile Case Manager Program is available at the following campuses:

  • Chavez High School
    • Ortiz Middle School
    • Stevenson Middle School
  • Jones High School
    • Attucks Middle School
  • Kashmere High School
    • Key Middle School
  • Lee High School
    • Long Middle School
  • Sam Houston High School
    • Fonville Middle School
    • Patrick Henry Middle School
  • Sterling High School
    • Thomas Middle School
  • Northbrook High School
    • Landrum Middle School
    • Northbrook Middle School
  • North Forest High School
    • Forest Brook Middle School
  • Spring Woods High School
    • Spring Woods Middle School