Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center

The Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center is committed to providing safety and supervision to detained juveniles by our well-trained, professional and caring staff. Juveniles that are detained have not obeyed their probationary status or have committed illegal offenses. In consideration with the development of a resident’s ability to persuade positive behaviors, our Detention Center offers quality education, physical activity and other programming to enhance and enrich our detained juveniles. By partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of San Benito, Texas, and other local community resources, we are able to offer activities to encourage intellectual development, character building and positive demeanor for our detained juveniles.  While staying at the Detention Center, residents attend school through San Benito CISD.

Amador R. Rodriguez Juvenile Boot Camp and Educational Center

The Amador R. Rodriguez Juvenile Boot Camp and Educational Center is a highly structured and therapeutic residential facility for males. While enrolled at the facility, cadets adhere to regimented schedules that involve discipline, physical training, education, counseling, treatment and vocational training. Cadets also attend school throughout the day, supported by San Benito CISD. The objective of the program is to provide a safe and secure environment that will instill in our cadets pro-social values such as spirituality, respect, good citizenship and service to the community. Cadets at the Boot Camp are also involved in the Home Construction Program. Cadets learn vocational skills and techniques to build small homes that are then donated to the community.

Ladies Inspired For Excellence (LIFE) & Building Responsible Adults with Values and Education (BRAVE) Program

The LIFE (female) & BRAVE (male) Residential Program is a secure facility which utilizes a strength based approach when servicing youth. Juveniles must be court ordered to participle in the program. The program is designed to service juveniles ages 14 thru 17 who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder and/or have experienced traumatic events in the past. The program will provide the residents with a therapeutic environment where they will receive trauma informed care and will be allowed to work on their personal struggles. Each juvenile is assigned a licensed counselor and will participate in individual, group and family counseling. During their stay, our goal is to teach the residents to value themselves, their families, others, and their community. Education requirements require the juvenile to be classified as 8th grade or above. This unique program is a certified secure facility with Texas Juvenile Justice Department post-adjudicated facilities in accordance to 343 standards.