Just as the Hasinai Indian girl named Angelina extended a "hand of friendship and welcome" to Spanish explorers in 1690, we welcome you to Angelina County, located in the heart of the East Texas pineywoods.
The Mission of this department is to act in the best interest of both the community and the children referred to this department. When these two interests are in conflict, our first responsibility is the protection of the community or victims. Once this is ensured then our goal is for the rehabilitation of the child.
This department is an extension of the Juvenile Court system, as such we respond to the courts' orders by providing direct supervision of the juvenile offenders. This is being done in an effort to decrease danger to the community and to provide structured supervision for our clients through a continuum of sanctions and rehabilitation programs.
Our daily mission is to empower families and children to fully utilize their potential for personal change and growth through the following:
- Holding families and children accountable and responsible for their actions.
- Providing a climate conducive to change.
- Treating families and children with dignity and respect while providing responsible solutions for their problems
705 Ellen Trout
P. O. Box 222
Lufkin, Texas 75902
Detention Center 936-634-8689
"When a Child Breaks the Law in Texas"
In Texas the ages of juvenile justice jurisdiction are 10 through 16. The handling of juveniles is strictly regulated by state law, but juvenile probation is locally administered at the county level.
Texas Juvenile Probation System
The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission works in partnership with local juvenile boards and juvenile probation departments to support and enhance juvenile probation services.
Dwana Nowak - Office Manager
Youlanda Lane - Juvenile Officer
Regina Davis - Juvenile Officer
Jessica Rucobo - Juvenile Officer
Sheila Sellers - Juvenile Officer
Salvador Luna - Juvenile Officer
Garry Hults - Juvenile Officer
Brandon Barnes - Juvenile Officer
Lufkin Middle School
Salvador Luna - Special Needs Coordinator
Community Restitution Coordinator/Teen Court Coordinator
On Lufkin High School Campus
Benita Bennett - 936-633-7808
LISD Truancy Coordinator (Lufkin High School)
Superintendent of Detention
Gregory Shepherd 936-634-8689
Jo Hayes 936-634-8689