Joel Hein was selected as our Brazos County Juvenile Services "Employee of the Month" for August 2010. Joel really cares about the youth he works with. Joel makes sure that when he visits his youth in residential placement they are receiving proper care by meeting with counselors, caseworkers, and administrators regarding pertinent issues pertaining to his probationers.
Joel has recently had a juvenile return from residential placement and the child had no place to live as the child's parent refused to take the child back into her home. Undaunted, Joel made multiple contacts within the community for this young man in an attempt to find the proper place for him. Even though the young man was turning 18 less than two weeks after returning from placement Joel worked extra hard to find services for him so he would not just be left in the community not knowing what to do.
Joel worked with our summer youth program this year and assisted each day and organized the team building exercises for the last day of the program. As a Placement Officer Joel travels most weeks requiring long hours yet accomplishes duties as assigned.
Title: Juvenile Probation Officer
Merits: Joel was previously selected as Employee of the Month for April 2009.
Bio: Joel has been employed with Brazos County Juvenile Services since July 1991. Joel began employment on a part-time basis and became a full-time employee in 1992. In 1996, Joel resigned to take another position working with youth & college students in Brenham, TX. He rejoined the department in March, 1997 as an Intake Officer in the Juvenile Detention Center. From that position, he later moved into the Placement Unit where he is currently assigned. Joel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Theology from Southwestern Assemblies of God College. Joel is an avid hunter and sportsman, and his knowledge of hunting is exceptional.