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  Welcome to the home of the Brazoria County Juvenile Justice Department.
This site was designed to assist residents of Brazoria County in gaining a better
understanding of how the Juvenile Justice System works. 
  Thousands of juveniles enter the Juvenile Justice System each year. Not all of those individuals are what we would call "hardened criminals". Many end up in the system because they do not know or do not understand the laws and how they affect juveniles. This web page is designed to help parents, children, and adult leaders in the community understand the Juvenile Justice System. If the juveniles and those they look to for guidance understand the consequences of breaking the law, they will be less likely to end up in the system. The goal in producing this web page is to relieve some of the confusion caused by a system that no one looks at until they are in it.  


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Youth and Family Counseling
Houston 281-756-1577
Angleton 979-864-1577
Children's Protective Services
Houston/Alvin 281-756-1428
Angleton 979-864-1428
Emergencies 800-252-5400
Mental Health Mental Retardation
All Locations 800-304-4868
Council on Substance Abuse
Angleton 979-848-0931
Toll Free 800-510-3111
Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol
Houston 281-280-0800
Toll Free 800-510-3111
ADAPT Program
Joe Gardzina, LCDC, ADC-III, Q-SAP
Director 979-480-3327
A juvenile is a person 10 years of age or older and younger than 17 years of age.
A person cannot be arrested before the age of 10.
A person is handled in adult court if they commit a crime after they turn 17 years of age.
If a juvenile commits a crime before they turn 17 years of age, they can be on probation until their 18th birthday.
Contact Us
20875 County Road 171
Angleton, TX 77515









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