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Wharton County Juvenile Probation Department (WCJPD)

106 East Milam Street
Wharton, Texas  77488
Phone:  (979) 532-2465
Fax:      (979) 532-2571

This department is an extension of the Juvenile Court.  As such, it shares the purposes of the Juvenile Court, which are:

to provide for the care, the protection and the wholesome moral, mental and physical development of children coming within its jurisdiction;
 
to protect the welfare of the community; and
 
to control the commission of unlawful acts by children.  

The WCJPD is staffed by the chief juvenile probation officer, three juvenile probation officers, and a clerical person, any of whom are capable of answering any inquiry.  Overseeing the WCJPD is the Wharton County Juvenile Board, whose members include:

  • The 329th District Judge (Chairman)
  • The 23rd District Judge
  • The Wharton County Judge

Wharton County Juvenile Probation Department

Who may be supervised by the WCJPD?

According to the Texas Family Code, 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.  If a person commits a crime before their 17th birthday, a referral to WCJPD may result.  A juvenile may be ordered by the court to be supervised by the WCJPD until midnight of their 18th birthday.

Supervision by the WCJPD

Supervision by the WCJPD commonly includes a curfew, community service, and participation in counseling for the juvenile and/or the family, as well as parenting classes for the responsible person(s).  Often there are financial obligations of the responsible person(s) for the juvenile.  The WCJPD keeps all juvenile criminal records confidential, as required by law.


Wharton County Juvenile Probation Department (WCJPD)
106 East Milam Street, Wharton, Texas  77488
Phone:  (979) 532-2465
Fax:      (979) 532-2571

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