Juvenile Probation Department
6400 Delta Drive
El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone (915) 849-2500

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Juvenile Probation Department

  • Samuel F. Santana Challenge Academy
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  • Purpose:
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  • To protect the El Paso community and surrounding areas by providing a safe, secure and humane military-style correctional facility and aftercare program that aims to inhibit criminal activity and recidivism through the implementation of evidence-based programming, substance abuse treatment and life skills for the overall growth and development of our cadets and their families.
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  • Responsibilities:
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  • Continue to reduce recidivism by addressing and focusing on criminogenic factors to appropriately address behavior modification and ensure appropriate reintegration into the community
  • Improve programs and service (re-design)
  • Continuous and evidence based development of a program core curriculum
  • Continuous improvement of clinical programming and services to meet the individual needs of the cadets.
  • Continuous and quality improvement and fidelity to program aftercare supervision and services to ensure appropriate re-integration into the community
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  • Programs:
  • Challenge Academy - full term, 210 day residential program, designed for 14-17 year old males and females who have exhausted the departments continuum of services, and are in need of long-term behavioral modification or drug and alcohol treatment for dependency
  • APECS - short/intermediate term, 60 day residential program, designed to work with 14-17 year old males and females who have not adhered to their conditions of placement in the community and are in need of a stabilization period due to behavioral issues, drug use and family issues
  • CAAP - short term, 10 days residential program, designed to work with 14-17 year old males and females whom had not adhered to their conditions of placement in the community and are in need of a short-tem intensive behavioral modification period. CAAP is a 10-day reminder to participants that they will be held accountable for their actions.