COUNTY YOUTH ACADEMY (J.C.Y.A.)
JUVENILE JUSTICE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM (J.J.A.E.P.)
Jefferson County Youth Academy
Attn: Sgt. Dean Smith - or -
Mr. Danny Bell, Principal
5030 Ste. 100, Hwy. 69
Beaumont, Texas 77705
Fax: (409) 720-4051
The Jefferson County Youth Academy (J.C.Y.A.) Juvenile Justice
Alternative Education Program (J.J.A.E.P.) Day Boot camp is the
result of the cooperative efforts of the Jefferson County Commissioners,
the Sheriff's Department, Juvenile Probation Department, State District
Judge, and Region IV with various Jefferson County School Districts.
The program is designed to incorporate the student and their parent(s)
or legal guardian(s) working toward a common goal. There are three
(3) categories of students at our facility. Students are either
on Probation, on Deferred Prosecution, or are expelled from their
home school without court intervention. Our assigned staff consists
- A Principal;
- Six (6) Teachers;
- A Sergeant; (Jefferson County Sheriff Dept. Peace Officer)
- Five (5) Drill Instructors; (J.C.S.O. Peace Officers)
- A Probation Officer.
- Supervisor - Juvenile Probation
The precise mission and role of the Jefferson County Youth Academy
presents a unique challenge. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department,
Juvenile Justice Judges, Juvenile Probation's Department, Parents,
and the Jefferson County School Districts work together in a joint
effort to provide at risk students quality education with a secure
and structured environment through a well supervised military style
Purpose and Intent:
The purpose of the Youth Academy is to provide all eligible students
alternatives to their previous negative behavior patterns. Drill
Instructor's provide leadership qualities, instill discipline, pride,
loyalty, motivation and integrity by having the students participate
in various physical and mental activities. Through positive character
building efforts, the Drill Instructors and other staff members
assist in developing the student's self-esteem by confronting all
negative behavior's and developing positive skills and attitudes
for the students return to their home schools or proper placement.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
The eligibility requirements for the Youth Academy are simple.
It is for males and/or females. Their ages are from 10 to 16 year
olds. A student may turn 17 and remain in the program until he/she
either completes their requirements to successfully leave the program
or graduates. Licensed Medical personnel must medically and mentally
screen students before they enter into the program. The Program
is designed for juvenile offenders on probation and at risk students.
Our student population can allow for up to 90 students.