• Juvenile Justice Diversion Program


    The Juvenile Justice Diversion program is a comprehensive, community-based program that is youth-centered and based on strengthening the family within the community. Programs are designed to stop delinquent behavior, youth violence, and drug and alcohol abuse and increase the student’s self-esteem and self-confidence. The optimal result is to develop character and respect for others.


    Program coordinators work with students to prevent negative behaviors and divert the number of minority youth who enter the juvenile justice system. The program, located at the Tejano Center for Community Concerns, serves 400 youth per month throughout the city. Students are referred to the program by the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department.

    Program components include:

    • Ropes Course
    • Anger Management
    • Community Service
    • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
    • Self-Esteem
    • Life Skills
    • Parenting
    • Tutoring
    • Mentoring Program


    For more information, please contact Freddie Villarreal, Program Director,
by telephone at 713-640-3761 or by email at villarrealfreddie@tejanocenter.org