El Paso County Juvenile Probation Department

Judge Enrique H. Peña Juvenile Justice Center

Our Vision

We will continue a legacy of Leadership and Innovation in the practice, application and evolution of Juvenile Justice to build a foundation of excellence for the benefit of those we serve.

Our Mission

The Judge Enrique H. Peña Juvenile Justice Center in partnership with our community is committed to promoting public safety through a professional culture which holds youth accountable in a manner conducive to personal growth, development, and dignity.

Our Values







Our department's latest updates

Online Payments

You can now make your payments online. Your profile number is required in order to process your payment correctly. If you don't know your profile number, please contact the Probation Officer assigned to your case.

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Safety Guidelines

El Paso County Juvenile Probation Department is dedicated to the safety of our customers. If you need to come to the department, please take a moment to watch this video and get familiar with our safety guidelines. We thank you for cooperating and helping us to remain safe and clean.

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Virtual Hearings

Resources now available for clients and family members


Electronic Library

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Our Services and Programs

What we do for our youth


To verify the accuracy and legitimacy of claims against the Department and oversee all financial operations of the Juvenile Probation Department.

Challenge Academy

To protect the El Paso community and surrounding areas by providing a safe, secure and humane military-style correctional facility and aftercare program that aims to inhibit criminal activity and recidivism through the implementation of evidence-based programming, substance abuse treatment and life skills for the overall growth and development of our cadets and their families.

Clinical Services

The mission of the Clinical Unit is to create a safe and compassionate environment in which clinicians’ aid in empowering youth and families to grow by assisting them in recognizing and utilizing their strengths to overcome mental and /or behavioral health issues as a means to facilitate personal growth and development. Clinical team members work in a variety of settings to address a myriad of mental/behavioral health issues.

Culinary Services

The Juvenile Justice Center kitchen provides complete food services to the youth in Detention and in the Challenge Academy Program, which includes three nutritional meals and a morning and afternoon snack.


The Juvenile Detention Center is a short term pre-adjudication facility that provides a safe, caring and secure environment for male and female youth between the ages of 10-17 who are court-ordered detained pending release or out of home placement.

Field Compliance

To provide the highest level of support services to the Department and partnering County entities that increases performance capabilities while also ensuring public safety through the oversight and supervision of juvenile justice involved youth while in the community.

Finance and Operations

Division of Units

Information Systems And Records

The Information Systems and Records unit is committed to provide reliable and efficient technology tools, and access to juvenile records in order to assist Juvenile Justice Professionals in providing high quality services to juveniles and their families.

Intake Services

Processes incoming referrals for Class B misdemeanors or above from all law enforcement agencies within El Paso County and makes the initial recommendation on case disposition.

Juvenile Services

Division of Units


The Maintenance Unit goal is to provide a safe environment to our employees and clients, through an effective and efficient maintenance program. Maintenance is responsible for the overall physical appearance, security systems, the mechanical systems, cleanliness and landscape of the 121,699 sq. ft. facility that is situated on 9 acres of land. The unit is also responsible for maintaining the Department’s automotive fleet.

Probation Services

The mission of the Probation Services Unit is to ensure a culture of Juvenile Justice Professionalism by pursuing excellence with the courts, community, case management and compliance.

Special Programs

These programs have been developed by the Department in an attempt to treat moderate to high risk juvenile offenders within the community and avoid commitment to the state Texas Juvenile Justice Department.


To provide innovative and creative training opportunities in order to enhance departmental knowledge while always meeting the Department’s needs.

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Current Detainees
Current Cadets
Supervised Youth