Juvenile Department

    Welcome to the Dallas County Juvenile Department!

    Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center - 2600 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212
    Phone: (214) 698-2200

    The Dallas County Juvenile Department (DCJD) is the second largest juvenile services department in the State of Texas. It is comprised of approximately 1,000 employees throughout the divisions of Administrative and Executive, Budget, Clinical, Detention, Education, Legal, Probation, and Residential. It operates five secure and three nonsecure facility programs in five locations throughout Dallas County. The DCJD provides a continuum of services and resources that are needed by the diverse youth populations of Dallas County.

    The DCJD is dedicated to improving the proximal and distal outcomes of the youth under our authority. We provide substantial opportunities for growth and development through diverse and targeted programming while also being mindful of victims and the needs they might have. The department aims to establish itself as a significant community partner when it comes to assisting youth achieve their highest potential, promoting an environment of inclusion and fairness, and preparing the individuals under the department’s authority for a prosocial and productive future!

    Juvenile Department Statistics

    Our website for Dallas County Juvenile Department attempts' to provide information as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that the information provided is up to date and correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained on these pages is required, the official records with Dallas County should be consulted and/or contact the referenced agency directly. Dallas County Juvenile Department is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any of our sites which has a link from the Dallas County Juvenile Department.

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