20th - 82nd Judicual District Juvenile Probation


Jennifer Lopez,

Juvenile Probation Director

Cameron, Texas 76520





Office Location: Next Door to Old Dusek's Pharmacy



Cameron, Texas 76520


Phone: 254-697-7006

Fax: 254-697-7007


Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday



The 20th-82nd Judicial District Juvenile Probation Department is an extension of the Juvenile Court which shares the same purpose and goals of the Juvenile Justice Code as outlined in Title 3 of the Texas Family Code, specifically:

            *  To provide for the protection of the public and public safety, including;

                  (1)  Appropriate punishment for criminal acts committed by juveniles;


                  (2)  To remove, where appropriate, the taint of criminality from children committing                          certain
                         unlawful acts;


                  (3)  To provide treatment, training and rehabilitation that emphasizes accountability                          and
                         responsibility of both the parent and the child for the child’s conduct;


            *  To provide for the care, protection and wholesome moral, mental, and physical                 development of
                children coming under its provisions;

            *  To protect the welfare of the community and to control the commission of unlawful                 acts by

            *  To achieve the foregoing purposes within the scope of keeping a child in their home                 and family
                environment whenever possible, removing the child from their home only when                           necessary for the child’s and the community’s best interest and welfare; and

            *  To provide a simple judicial procedure through which the provisions of the Juvenile                 Justice Code are
                executed and enforced.

Juvenile Probation Staff:

Deana Polson -

Victoria Melcher -

Daniel Wheeler -

Kaci Carrasco -