Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell is a truancy reduction program that began in 2008 funded with a Texas Criminal Justice Division grant. The program started with four Fort Bend County ISD schools and all Katy ISD schools under the jurisdiction of Precinct 3. The program was expanded in late 2011 and again in 2012.  Judge Kelly Crow serves Fort Bend and Katy ISDs Precinct 3, and Judge Gary Janssen serves Lamar Consolidated and Needville ISDs.

The goal of this innovative program is to apply pro-active casework management strategies together with meaningful sanctions in order to address truancy issues and ultimately reduce delinquency. When a child is referred to the court system for truancy issues the presiding judge has the option to place the child under direct supervision of the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department’s “Saved by the Bell “program. When a child is placed in the program a Juvenile Probation Officer will meet with the child and their parents immediately to discuss the conditions of the courts remedial orders they have been placed on by the Judge.  The orders are for usually a 180-day period. A compliance date is also scheduled at that time so that the Judge can stay informed of the progress of the child. During the initial meeting the parent will complete demographic and consent forms enabling the case manager to acquire the child’s school information.  The child is scheduled for their initial monthly office visit.

When the child reaches his/her compliance hearing date, it is the case manager's responsibility to inform the Judge of the child’s compliance with the remedial orders, including grades, attendance, discipline issues, and make recommendations for the child’s probation status.  If the child is compliant, the truancy case is closed.  If the child continues to have truancy issues the court may modify this remedial order.  If the child is persistently non-compliant, they may be referred to the Juvenile Court for truancy intervention. 

Fort Bend ISD, Precinct 1, Place 1
Judge Kelly Crow

22333 Grand Corner Drive Suite 102
Katy, Texas 77494

281-238-1461 FAX

Lamar Consolidated, Katy, & Brazos ISD. Precinct 1, Place 2
Judge Tricia Krenek
6610 FM 359, Suite 600
Fulshear, Texas 77441

281-341-3746 FAX

Fort Bend ISD, Precinct 2, Place 1
Judge Roderick Garner

303 Texas Parkway (FM 2234) Room 107
Missouri City, Texas 77489


Fort Bend & Lamar Consolidated ISD, Precinct 2, Place 2
Judge Michael Moore

3114 Rosenberg St,
Needville, Texas 77461

832-471-3821 FAX

Fort Bend ISD, Precinct 3
Judge Sonia Rash

12919 Dairy Ashford, Suite 100
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

832-471-1842 FAX
Lamar Consolidated ISD, Precinct 4
Judge Dora Olivo

1517 Eugene Heimann Circle, Suite 100
Richmond, Texas 77469

832-471-1859 FAX


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