Juvenile Probation

The Comal County Juvenile Probation Department is supervised by the Comal County Juvenile Board. Funding for the department comes from both the State and Comal County, as well as some funding from miscellaneous grants.

 

Kris Johnson,
Director/Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

Duties:
The Comal County Juvenile Probation Department is supervised by the Comal County Juvenile Board. Funding for the department comes from both the State and Comal County, as well as some funding from miscellaneous grants.

The handling of juveniles is strictly regulated by State Law, but Juvenile Probation is locally administered at the county level. The ages of jurisdiction in Texas for juveniles are 10 through 16. Intake of all cases is handled through the Juvenile Probation Department, with probation being ordered by the Juvenile Court and also through a deferred prosecution program whereby the child does not appear in Juvenile Court, but is placed on probation by the probation staff.

Probation may include counseling; community service restitution; financial restitution: group programs; intensive supervision programs; as well as other programs based on the individual needs of the child. Residential placements may also be included when deemed necessary by the Juvenile Court.