Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Edeska Barnes, Jr., Lisa Jarrett, Ann Lattimore, and Wes Ritchey for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The board is charged with developing and implementing rules to govern the department, executive director and staff, and to establish the mission and set goals for the department to emphasize keeping youth in home communities while balancing rehabilitative needs with public safety.
Edeska Barnes, Jr. of Jasper is the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer for the First Judicial District Juvenile Probation Department. He is on the board of directors of Deep East Texas Council of Government, serves as a member of the Prairie View College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology Advisory Board and is a facilitator for the New Chiefs Development Program for Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University. He has also served on the board of directors for the Texas Probation Association. Barnes received a Bachelor of Science from Lamar University.
Lisa Jarrett of San Antonio is Judge of the 436th District Court. She is currently the vice chair of the board, a member of Friends of Communities in Schools, and fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.