The Juvenile Justice Association of Texas,
or JJAT, was formed after a core work
group of approximately 40 representatives held
meetings to discuss the needs of the juvenile
probation, detention and residential services
personnel, as well as the legislative issues
that affect the lives of the children in our
system. Too many times, our viewpoints and
concerns were blended with the adult system, the
school system and others, and we just got lost
in the shuffle. With this Association, our goal
is simple: Juvenile Justice.
Our Primary Objectives
Promote unity among Juvenile Justice
To identify Legislative solutions to
issues that affect the lives of
Provide training to enhance the
professional development of the
Encourage the use of technology to
enhance the delivery of services.
Promote research and evaluate
studies to improve quality of
Increase public awareness of
Juvenile Probation Services.
Advocate for the advancement of
Juvenile Justice personnel.