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Juvenile Justice Association of Texas

The Juvenile Justice Association of Texas, or JJAT, was formed after a core work group of approximately 40 representatives held meetings to discuss the needs of the juvenile probation, detention and residential services personnel, as well as the legislative issues that affect the lives of the children in our system. Too many times, our viewpoints and concerns were blended with the adult system, the school system and others, and we just got lost in the shuffle. With this Association, our goal is simple: Juvenile Justice.

Our Primary Objectives

  • Promote unity among Juvenile Justice practitioners.
  • To identify Legislative solutions to issues that affect the lives of Texas Children.
  • Provide training to enhance the professional development of the membership.
  • Encourage the use of technology to enhance the delivery of services.
  • Promote research and evaluate studies to improve quality of services.
  • Increase public awareness of Juvenile Probation Services.
  • Advocate for the advancement of Juvenile Justice personnel.

A message from the President:

JJAT President Joanne Bradley

Hello and Welcome to the Juvenile Justice Association of Texas. We will be celebrating our 22nd year in Corpus Christi October 9-12, 2022. We hope you will join us for a great conference. One of our missions at JJAT is to provide quality training that you can use in your jobs as juvenile justice professionals. But another equally important mission of ours is to provide networking opportunities with like minded professionals. If you been to a JJAT Conference in the past then you know that life long friendships are formed here. If you have not, then I am personally inviting you to join us and see what we are about. Our agenda for the upcoming fall conference is posted here on the website. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. I hope to see you all in Corpus in October.

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