Program Details

TARS - Hobbs Municipal Schools

Program ID 305
Program Name TARS - Hobbs Municipal Schools
Location: Hobbs, New Mexico
Street Address 300 North Houston
New Mexico 88240
Mailing Address P.O. Box 1030
New Mexico 88241
Phone Numbers (505) 433-1303
Fax (505) 433-1304
Web Site http://
Eligibility For juveniles who have been suspended from school or have been referred by the courts, or have continual behavior problems at school.
Gender Served  
Ages Served  
Capacity 500/yr. 1-day program: 25 students, 10 week: 20 students; 16-week: 15 students
Funding Sources School District
Non-profit Yes
Description TARS is a 12-hour a day Boot Camp program that operates Monday through Saturday out of the Hobbs' Houston Junior High School. TARS provides 1-day, 10-day, and 16-week programs. TARS is a last attempt to keep kids in school. One of their programs operates to re-integrate children who have come out of a long-term lock up. All programs provide extensive community service, counseling, anger management, life skills, and parent counseling. They work in conjunction with the JPPO office, Palmers Drug Abuse Program (PDAP), the corrections office, Adolescent Day Treatment (ADT), and the Guidance Center of Lea County. By serving the community TARS works to get the children to be productive members of society and active in their schooling with tutoring. Recently, a truancy program has beeen implemented. Incentives are given to the children for good behavior. In addition to the day program, home and evening monitoring, and Saturday community service are offered to keep the children on track through the weekend. Rewards are given to the students as grades come up, and privileges such as wearing civilian clothing, television privileges, etc. are given back as the students improve in school.
Contract Division  
Client Populations Adjudicated Youth on Probation or Parole
Non-adjudicated Youth
Youth Referred for Non-delinquent Offenses
Services Offered Education
Physical Health
Prevention and Early Intervention
Counties Served Lea
State-wide No
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