2250 Clovis Barker Road
                                                                            San Marcos, Texas 78666
                                                                     (512) 393-5220   Fax (512) 393-5227
                                                                   juveniledetentioncenter@co.hays.tx.us
                                                                        Brett Littlejohn, Administrator

Who We Are
The Hays County Juvenile Center is a 42,000 square foot pre- and post-adjudication secure correctional facility located at 2250 Clovis Barker Road, San Marcos, Texas. The facility is operated by the Hays County Juvenile Board. We have been providing residential services at this location since April 2002 and placement services since October 1995. The residential services offered at the Hays County Juvenile Center include 34 pre-adjudication detention beds and 108 post-adjudication academy, substance abuse treatment and sex offender therapy beds.

Post-adjudication Academy Program
The Post-adjudication Academy Program serves adjudicated male and female offenders ages 13-17. This program is generally 3-6 months in length and comprises 5-10 hours of individual, group and/or family counseling per week as well as classes in anger management, independent living skills, drug/alcohol education, life skills, nutrition and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Case managers are responsible for supervising and arranging group counseling sessions, completing Individual Treatment Plans encompassing the nine domains as required by the Child/Family Case Plan in conjunction with the placing agency, monthly progress reports and transition planning prior to release.

Post-adjudication Substance Abuse Program (Juvenile Intensive Treatment Program)
The post-adjudication substance abuse program (JITP) serves adjudicated male and female offenders ages 13-17 with a diagnosed substance abuse or dependency problem. This program is designed to follow a 24-week (six-month) curriculum. Residents receive a minimum of 10 hours of structured activity per week, including 5 hours per week of chemical dependency counseling from two Licensed Master Social Workers and two Licensed Professional Counselors. Daily groups consist of 50 percent Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and 50 percent Process Group, which also integrates life skills and anger management.

Each counselor uses Evidence Based Practice (EBP) with clients and evaluates progress during weekly individual sessions. Additionally, residents participate in therapeutic groups, individual and family counseling. Counselors supervise a caseload of no more than 16 residents. The counselors are responsible for supervising and arranging group counseling sessions, completing Individual Treatment Plans encompassing the nine domains as required by the Child/Family Case Plan in conjunction with the placing agency, monthly progress reports and transition planning prior to release.

Post-adjudication Sex Offender Therapy Program
The post-adjudication sex offender therapy program (SORT) serves male offenders ages 13-17 who have been adjudicated for a sex-related offense. This program is designed to be a six-month program.  Residents receive 5-10 hours of individual, group and/or family counseling per week. Additionally, these residents receive instruction in anger management, independent living skills, drug/alcohol education, life skills, nutrition and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Therapy is provided by a registered sex offender treatment provider for a minimum of 5 hours per week and supplemented through the services of a case manager. Sex offender groups include no more than 8-10 residents. The therapist and case manager are responsible for supervising and arranging group counseling sessions, completing Individual Treatment Plans encompassing the nine domains as required by the Child/Family Case Plan in conjunction with the placing agency, monthly progress reports and transition planning prior to release.

Education
Educational services are provided by the John H. Wood Jr. Charter School. Residents are assessed upon admittance for grade placement and will receive TEA-recognized credits for completed course work on a six-week schedule. Regular and Special Education services are available for all residents.  The John H. Wood Jr. Charter School has a principal, social worker, school psychologist and Special Education coordinator available for appropriate services. GED preparation and testing services are available upon request of the placing agency.

Medical/Dental/Psychiatric/Nutritional Services
Basic medical services are provided on site by two Licensed Vocational Nurses and two medical technicians. The Hays County Juvenile Center is located within two miles of contracted doctors for routine medical needs and the Central Texas Medical Center for emergency situations. The Hays County Juvenile Center also contracts with a psychiatrist for those residents in need of continued or evaluative mental health services. Routine psychiatric services are provided weekly on-site, and by appointment only off-site.

The Hays County Juvenile Center has an in-house kitchen that provides three meals and one snack per day. All meals meet or exceed the minimum dietary allowances outlined by Texas Juvenile Probation Commission standards and the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Program. Recreational services are provided through three outdoor areas and an indoor gym.

 

Mandatory Placement Paperwork For Post-Adjudication

  1. Common Application
  2. Psychological Evaluation (within the last 12 months)
  3. Court Order for Placement
  4. School Transcript
  5. Immunization Records
  6. Copy of Birth Certificate
  7. Copy of Social Security Card
  8. Physical Exam with current TB skin test within 30 days of placement
  9. Dental Exam
  10. 30-day supply of medication, if applicable
  11. Consent for Emergency Medical Care Form signed by parent or legal guardian