The North Dallas Government Center at 10056 Marsh Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229 has been closed until further notice due to tornado damage from the inclement weather on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

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Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Career and Volunteer Opportunities

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

Now hiring Juvenile Detention Officers!
Click here for more information!

Thinking of a career in criminal justice?

Join the Dallas County Juvenile Department today where new opportunities are waiting for you. Our culture is one where individuals truly have a passion for improving the lives of today’s youth. There are many benefits to employment with the Juvenile Department and we invite you to join our team!

If you are interested in a career with the Juvenile Department, please visit the Dallas County Employment Section and click the appropriate link (future or current employee). All jobs are posted on these sites and applications are only accepted via the internet through this site. No paper applications or resumes are accepted. Once your application is completed, a hiring manager will contact you if there is interest.

We offer employment in many fields of work including:

  • Probation Officers
  • Detention and Residential Service Officers
  • Campus Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Caseworkers
  • Psychologists
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Office Support

If you are a college student or graduate student that is interested in a non-paid internship, please contact Leslie Gipson, Deputy Director of Administrative Services. Interns can gain experience in probation field offices, institutions, and other juvenile department programs. In order to be considered for an internship, students must:

Click here for our 2019 Volunteer Training Calendar

  • Complete an intern application (click here)
  • Pass a FAST background check (click here)
  • Be enrolled in a college or graduate level internship class
  • Provide a college transcript
  • 3 Reference Letters
  • Complete intern training
  • Age 21 and up

The Dallas County Juvenile Department is currently looking for long-term volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include youth mentoring, providing youth programming, school tutoring and advocacy.

All volunteers must pass a background check and will receive training from the Juvenile Department before they begin volunteering. They must:

  • Complete a volunteer application (click here)
  • Pass a FAST background check (click here)
  • Complete a volunteer training
  • Age 21 and up

We are unable to accommodate one-time, special event volunteers or volunteers under the age of 21. However, these groups are encouraged to support the Juvenile Department’s work through supply drives or fundraising events. Please contact us at (214) 698-5578 if you are interested in hosting an event on behalf of the youth of the Dallas County Juvenile Department.

Because each facility has unique residents and needs, they each have a designated volunteer coordinator. Please contact the facility you are most interested in volunteering with and they will match you to a volunteer need. 

Administration:(214) 698-4248
Detention/RDT/START:(214) 698-4431
Hill Transitional Center:(214) 698-4253
Youth Village:(972) 225-9744
Medlock Treatment Center:(972) 225-9784
Letot Center:(214) 698-4248
All Other Programs:(214) 698-5578

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.