A message from our Chief JPO

Hello and welcome to our website. We are happy you are interested in learning more about the programs and services we offer to the youth and families we serve. Please take a moment to explore our site and do not hesitate to contact me, personally, if you need additional help or information.

My commitment to our community is to provide quality preventative and rehabilitative services to youth and their families in a way that promotes safety, dignity, respect, and positive social interactions. Our department strives to provide services appropriate to each youth’s/family’s unique needs and circumstances in order to promote the overall safety and welfare of the community. I hope you will find that our department is an example of what a healthy, efficient, and effective professional workplace should be.

I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work within such an inviting and encouraging department, with staff and officers who take a personal interest in those they serve. Serving my community in the capacity of Chief JPO is a markedly rewarding experience.


C. Joe Barton III, Ph.D.