The Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department is committed and enthusiastic to be part of such an integrated community that provides a multitude of outreach programs for all ages. Our priority is prevention and as a guiding leader in this community we strive to be involved and to get involved. Below are lists of different programs and events we believe in and support.

Harlingen Outreach Center

The Harlingen Outreach Center (HOC) is a partnership between the City of Harlingen and the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department. The HOC provides a comprehensive range of community based programs for the purpose of providing opportunities for success to the children and young adults of our community.  What was previously the old Harlingen Police Department, the building was renovated two years ago through community support with the goal to provide children and young adults a one-stop shop for educational, vocational and recreational programming. The HOC is also available to outside agencies if they need a room to have meetings or trainings. All services being provided at the Harlingen Outreach Center are free; however, some programs do have criteria they must meet. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday 8am – 8pm and Friday’s 8am – 5pm. Below are a list of the community-based programming offered at the HOC.

  • American Military Services (AMS)
  • Cameron County Health Department
  • Gary Job Corps
  • Gulf Coast Trades Center Program
  • Harlingen Police Department
  • KBFoundation
  • Save our Streets Ministries (S.O.S.)
  • Texas Juvenile Justice Department
For more information regarding HOC programming, please visit our FAQ tab.


Cameron County Mental Health Task Force (CCMHTF)

On December 19, 2006, The Commissioners Court of Cameron County approved the creation of the Mental Health Task Force. A survey conducted by the University of Texas at Brownsville- School of Health Sciences revealed the lack of sufficient mental health services to included psychiatry in the Rio Grande Valley. CCMHTF initiatives for 2013 are; to increase awareness of behavioral health, identify gaps and barriers in behavioral health services in our community, support increased education opportunities within the industry, and provide information about behavioral health needs and services to all stakeholders. For additional information, please visit

National Hemophilia Foundation

The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Established in 1948, the National Hemophilia Foundation has chapters throughout the country. Its programs and initiatives are made possible through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations as well as through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Hemophilia Walk
Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department supports Ryan’s Rangers! Registration Link