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.