Warrant Enforcement Division
A Warrant Enforcement Division was created to aid the Courts in enforcing arrest warrants and writs of attachments issued for those individuals who fail to appear in court.
Courts in Schools Program
The transformation of an auditorium or a gymnasium into a courtroom, complete with judge, lawyers, bailiff and defendant in order to provide a real-world lesson to students. Judge Palomo offers the students a chance to ask questions of him or the defendant. This program was introduced in 2009 by Judge Hale to allow the students to see the true criminal justice system, unlike the crime sows on TV, in hope of attaining respect for it and also to realize the consequences of breaking the law.
Sobriety Treatment Program
Thinking Positive for a Change Program
This program was created to assist the families who have experienced domestic violence by providing its abusive family members with special training in how to change their behavior by “thinking positive” for a change.
Veterans Treatment Program
The Veterans Treatment Program (VTP) is a voluntary three-phased program which may encompass 12 to 18 months in duration. However, compliance with VTP and treatment may be mandatory for individuals who are currently on probation. Initial treatment may vary from inpatient to outpatient services, and will depend on the individual’s most current clinical assessment. Participation will require payment of a $500 dollar program fee throughout treatment progression. The participant could earn weekly incentives that may be applied towards the fee.
Pro Se Divorce Docket
Where one can advocate to the court, on his/her own behalf, during the process of a divorce. Select the following link for more information and proper documentation: www.texaslawhelp.org
Social Justice Night Court (SJNC)
A joint project of the Webb County’s Board of Judges, the local Bar Associations, and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA). The purpose of the SJNC is to provide representation for indigent persons residing in Webb County who need assistance with uncontested legal matters. Judges in all four district courts cycle in and out of this position.