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Judge Mario E. Ramirez, Jr. Juvenile Justice Center

Boot Camp


    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.


    The Judge Mario E. Ramirez, Jr. Juvenile Justice Center Transitional Program was established to provide a non-secure setting for the continued rehabilitation of graduates of the Boot Camp Facility. The time-honored values of Honor, Courage, Integrity, and Commitment continue foundation for skills taught in the Transitional Program. The Transitional Program serves a maximum population of twelve (12) Boot Camp graduates over a three (3) month period. While in the Transitional Program, Residents continue to address substance abuse recovery topics in addition to providing re-integration into main stream society.


Richard Garza
Facility Administrator

1711 N. Bridge 
Weslaco, TX 78596

Ph: (956) 969-4908
Fx: (956) 969-4928

Facility Operational Hours:
24 hours a day/7 days a week