How Juvenile Education is Evolving Beyond the Classroom

In Early March, Hidalgo County’s Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) faced a major decision. The World Health Organization (WHO) had just recognized the novel coronavirus as a pandemic. Schools across the nation were closing. What were they, a program dedicated to providing a safe and structured space for juvenile offenders to receive counseling and education, going to do?

John Figueroa – Employee Spotlight


“The best part of my job is seeing the changes we’ve been able to help put in motion. It can feel like you might not have an impact when you’re helping these kids turn their lives around, but when they reach back out and tell us about their successes it makes it all worth it.”

From School Suspension to Straight A’s

Vicky youth justice spotlight

Vicky became a mentee in the Youth Justice program at 16 years old after having problems in school and following a negative path. She was struggling academically, had a high […]