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Sal Lopez
Deputy Director of Detention and Secure Post Facility
Williamson County Juvenile Services
Sal Lopez began his career as a Juvenile Detention Officer in 1977. In 1983 he was appointed as a Juvenile Probation Officer with Williamson County Juvenile Services. In 1989, Sal was the Accreditation Manager for the American Correctional Association Small Juvenile Facilities Standards, as one of four pilot test sites across the country. His facility was the only facility that survived the process and received the National Accreditation Award on 1991. It was the first Juvenile Detention Facility, with fewer that 20 beds in the United States to be nationally accredited. In 1991, as the Accreditation Manager, for his department, on the American Correctional Association Probation and Aftercare Services Standards Project. His probation department received the National Accreditation Award in August 1992. In 2003, Sal helped direct his facility in becoming the first Pre-Adjudicated Secure Facility in Texas as a pilot site to be successfully audited on the Compliance Resource Manual developed by the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. He has been the Director of the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center since it's conception in 1986. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos. Over the years, Sal has served on many boards, committees and volunteer organizations from the city level to national level. He is a former and the current President of the Texas Juvenile Detention Association and previously serves as the 2nd Vice President of the National Detention Association. Sal is the founder of the TJDA Annual Co-Ed Softball Tournament.
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