After nearly 30 years of serving adult and juvenile probationers across the state, Alumna Pama Hencerling recently was presented the Amador R. Rodriguez Lifetime Achievement Award from the Juvenile Justice Association of Texas (JJAT).
As the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer for Victoria and Goliad Counties, Hencerling serves juveniles from pre-hearing through probation for the two country region and operates a 72-bed residential facility that contracts to house juveniles from 50 counties across the state. It also serves as the only juvenile facility to handle pregnant offenders in the state.
Hencerling recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Juvenile Justice Association of Texas.“The Amador Rodriguez Lifetime Achievement Award is given to members of the juvenile justice profession across Texas recognizing their work in the juvenile justice field,” said William Carter, president of JJAT. “Pama has been a leader in this field all of her career and is very deserving of this award. Her progressive and innovative thinking translates into excellent programs for the youth we serve. She is a model for us all and I am very proud to not only call her a colleague but a friend. The Juvenile Justice Association of Texas is honored to have her as a member and the recipient of this award for 2014.” . . . Read more . . .