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Welcome

Welcome to the Dallas County Juvenile Department!

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

The mission of the Dallas County Juvenile Department is to assist referred youth in becoming productive, law-abiding citizens, while promoting public safety and victim restoration.

The department has made significant strides by utilizing diversion courts, creating programs that are data driven for special populations, ardently seeking community partnerships, reestablishing family engagement and capitalizing on the value of restorative justice.

We have an incomparable and consummate judiciary team lead by Judge Cheryl Shannon-305th District Court and Judge Andrea Martin-304th District Court along with their Associate Judges and Detention Judge; Judge Derrick Morrison, Judge Alice Rodriguez and Judge Melinda Forbes respectively. Their support directly sets our foundation for new and innovative programming. Additionally, we have had tremendous support from our Juvenile Board. They too have demonstrated incredible dedication by giving their free time, supporting initiatives and sharing our successes in their travels.

We are making a significant difference in the lives of the youth and families we serve. We will continue our efforts to maintain a safer community for the citizens of Dallas County. We must continue putting Youth First!   Click here to view the Youth Service Advisory Board Video.