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“Project Future” Interns Complete Intensive Training Program at El Paso County Offices
On Friday July 27, 2012, El Paso County will host a graduation ceremony for 13 young adults who participated in this year's "Project FUTURE" internship program. The program was created at the beginning of the year by the El Paso Women's...
First Attendance Summit To Address Truancy Problems At Local Schools
In an effort to fight truancy in El Paso schools and its underlying impact in juvenile delinquency, today the El Paso County Anti-Truancy Task Force is hosting its first Attendance Summit. The summit brings together school administrators and other educators...
Inauguration Of The New Juvenile Diversion E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Program
On Wednesday May 9, 2012, the Juvenile Probation Department will be launching its new E.M.P.O.W.E.R. program ( E ncouraging M ore P ositive O pportunities W ith E mpathy and R espect), which will focus on diverting juvenile cases involving minors with...
Mural Painting Helps Rehabilitate Local At-Risk Teens
On Tuesday May 1, 2012, local authorities will unveil the second mural created in a program that uses art to rehabilitate at-risk students. The mural was painted by 11 boys and three girls from the El Paso Independent School District that are under supervision...
16-year-old male accused in the 2009 “pony trail murder” certified to stand trial as an adult
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal announced today that a District Court judge has certified an 18-year-old male, who was a juvenile at the time of the alleged offense, to stand trial as an adult. The teen now will face one count of Capital Murder...
16-Year Old Male Accused In The “Op Nightclub Beating” Certified To Be Charged As An Adult
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal confirmed today that a local 16-year-old male accused of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon will be charged as an adult after a District Court Judge agreed to certify him to stand trial as an adult. The allegations...
Procuradora Del Condado Y Fiscal De Distrito Anuncian Iniciativa Para Combatir La Violencia Doméstica Y En El Noviazgo
Incluye videos, materiales y presentaciones disponibles para todas las escuelas de nivel bachillerato ("high schools") Hoy viernes 11 de Febrero del 2011, la Procuradora del Condado de El Paso Jo Anne Bernal y el Fiscal de Distrito Jaime Esparza...