When a Child Breaks the Law
A child who breaks the law in Texas may enter a complex world of procedures, places, and people called the juvenile justice system. In Texas, children ages 10-16 who break the law are subject to juvenile justice jurisdiction.
The handling of juveniles is strictly regulated by state law, but juvenile probation is locally administered at the county level. View more information about the juvenile probation process
The Juvenile Board
specifies the responsibilities and functions of the Juvenile Probation Department.