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Jo Anne Bernal
County Attorney
Jo Anne Bernal
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Contact Information

500 E. San Antonio
5th Floor, Suite 503
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone (915) 546-2050
Fax (915) 546-2133
Email comments@ca.epcounty.com

The Primary Goals are the vigorous prosecution of juvenile offenders who commit violent or gang related crimes and the prompt and efficient prosecution of juvenile offenders in general. Other goals include the development and implementation of an internal automated docket control mechanism, as well as continued training and contact with law enforcement, juvenile probation, schools, and various community groups concerned with juvenile delinquency.


The Juvenile Prosecution Unit is responsible for prosecuting individuals between the ages of 10 through 16 inclusively who commit crimes in El Paso County. The Juvenile Unit consists of six Assistant County Attorneys, four legal secretaries, and the investigators. The attorneys in the unit also serve as a legal resource for law enforcement and community groups concerned with juvenile delinquency. This has been accomplished through the formation and participation in the following organizations and efforts:

  • SISD Police Department Training
  • EPISD Police Department Training
  • El Paso County Attorney Community Prosecution Project
  • El Paso Anti-Graffiti Task Force
  • Youth Initiative Program
  • SHOCAP (Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program)
  • El Paso Police Department Juvenile Law Training
  • El Paso County Sheriff's Academy Training
  • Committee Against Youth Arson


Powerpoint Presentations

Bullying and Sexting PowerPoint Presentation (English)

PowerPoint Trafico Internacional Juvenil de Drogas

Presentacion Bullying y Sexting (Spanish)

Video version en Español