Judge Mario E. Ramirez, Jr. Juvenile Justice Center



The Judge Mario E. Ramirez, Jr., Juvenile Justice Center’s Boot Camp Facility has been designed to serve a maximum population of forty (40) non-violent at-risk males between the ages of thirteen (13) to seventeen (17) years old over a nine (9) month time span. Each at-risk male, adjudicated by a State District Judge in Hidalgo County, is offered a military structured program that addresses self-discipline, mental health issues, and educational needs. The Boot Camp Facility empowers every individual with the time-honored values of Honor, Courage, Integrity, and Commitment. In doing so, the Boot Camp Facility is able to provide disciplined structure, a quality substance abuse recovery curriculum, and a superior educational setting in a secure environment.