Chief Probation Officer
Sandy J. Pippin-Gomez
Physical Address & Mailing Address
200 E. 7th Avenue, Ste. 347
Zapata, TX 78076
The Mission of the Zapata County Juvenile Probation Department is to intervene in the lives of children placed under probation supervision by the Juvenile Court and to provide services that are intended to rehabilitate and prevent further penetration into the Juvenile Justice System. Through its staff and programs, the Juvenile Probation Department will encourage family support and endeavor to keep children in their own community, whenever possible. Each child and his/her family will be treated with respect and dignity while clear expectations for acceptable behaviors are given.
All services will be provided equally, with no regard given to race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, sexual orientation, or color.
The Juvenile Probation Office is located on the 3rd Floor of the Zapata County Courthouse.
Juvenile Probation Staff
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer: Sandy J. Pippin-Gomez
Juvenile Probation Officer: Alba Benavidez
Juvenile Probation Officer: Roger Miller
Juvenile Probation Officer: Gabriela Navarro
Juvenile Probation Officer: Monica Benavidez
Support Personnel: Genoveva Buruato
Juvenile Board Members
The Honorable 49th District Judge Jose A. Lopez
49th District Juvenile Court Judge
The Honorable County Judge Joe Rathmell
Attorney Ricardo H. Soliz