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Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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Judge Joe Benavides



Judge Joe Benavides
Justice of the Peace, Precinct One, Place One
Elected in 2013

Education (Formal):
 • W.B. Ray High School 1980
 • Associates of Science Park University - 2002
 • Bachelor of Science Park University - 2004
 • Judicial Education Texas State University - 2013
 • Leadership Corpus Christi (LCC-31)
Memberships/Boards:
 • Instituto de Cultura Hispanica de Corpus Christi (President) 2014
 • Corpus Christi Literacy Council (Board of Dir.) 2010
 • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) (Former Board of Dir.)
 • Nueces County Community Action Agency (Former Board of Dir.)
 • Westside Business Association (Former Board of Dir.)
 • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (Former Board of Dir.)
 • Foster Grandparents Organization
 • Joe A. Gonzalez (JAG) Education Is Our Freedom (Former Chair)
 • Regional Transportation Authority (Former Board of Dir.)
 • Crosstown Kiwanas (Former President)
 • Hispanic Heritage Association (Former President)
 • Marine Corps League of the Coastal Bend (Former Board of Dir.)
 • American Legion
 • Veterans of Foreign Wars
 • Disabled American Veterans
 • Lions Club
 • Corpus Christi Youth Football League
 • Gear-Up and Texas Scholar Program
 • Dress for Success
 • Corpus Christi Police Explores
 • Operation K.E.Y.S. Keeping Every Youth In School
 • Boys and Girls Club
Former Work Experience:
 • United States Marine Corps Retired(Combat Veteran) 1980-2000
 • Unique Employment 2000-2005
 • CCISD (GED Instructor-At Risk Students) 2005-2010
 • Centene Corporation 2010-2013
 • Current Justice of the Peace 2013
Community Awards (2013):
 • Foster Grandparent Club Partnership Annual Award 2013
 • Community Partnership CCISD 2013
 • CITGO Service and Dedication Award 2013
 • Community Member of the Year (Texas PTA) 2013
 • Nominated for the Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award 2013
Judge Joe Benavides JP1-1, Nueces County and National Guard partnership (2013):
  Judge Benavides commitment to curtail the dropout epidemic here locally has partnered with the National Guard program Texas Challenge Academy in Sheffield, Texas. Establishing a foundation through education, training, volunteer service and training.
  TCA is a volunteer alternative 6 month education program for 16 to 18 year old youth who are not reaching their potential. The purpose of the TCA program, through use of a military training model is to:
-Target at risk youth with the highest potential for reversal.
-Provide youth with the tools and experience to succeed.
-Develop youth into productive, employed, and tax paying citizens.
Encouraging Life Success in Todays Youth (2013):
  This is an At-Risk Workshop for Middle and High School at risk youths ages from 15 to 17. It is conducted once every three months. Youths that are making bad choices and are involved with minor infractions, the workshop is a preventive first line of defense in preventing our youths from committing more serious crimes and encouraging students to stay in school.