Medical Services

Traci Ricketson - Medical Services


Traci Ricketson is  from Houston, but  moved to Austin, TX in 1992 to attend The University of Texas at Austin.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Biological Sciences.  Later she attended a community college to earn an Associates of Applied Science in Emergency Medicine and became a Licensed Paramedic.

After a period of time with Austin/Travis County EMS as a 911 responder, Traci and her husband decided to start a family and she became a stay at home mom of 3 children.  Traci and her family reside in a nearby rural community where they take care of a small “farm”, which includes: cats, fish, dogs, horses, cows, miniature donkeys and if her children had their wish, it would include many, many more animals of all shapes and sizes. 


Traci started working at Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center in January of 2012.


Medication Management:  Medication regimens are consistently regulated by the on-staff medical  personnel  to ensure the health of the child. A full time nursing staff ensures that medical needs to the residents are met in a timely manner. Medical and dental needs that require further attention are referred to medical, dental, and psychiatric professionals with the prior approval of the sending departments (with the exception of emergencies). Residents currently taking psychotropic medications are reviewed by a Psychiatrist and staff Therapist as well as Medical personnel to insure optimum efficacy. Residents not taking medications who  have  a psychiatric  history or  who demonstrate clinically significant symptoms while detained  are  assessed  by  the on-staff psychologist and referred to a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications if needed.

The following is a list of medical professionals that are utilized by Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center:

Physician: John Weed, MD 602 N. Main St. Rockdale, TX 76567 512-446-2513

Will send Physician’s Assistant: Monette Schweitzer, RN, FNP

Dentist: Daniel T. Smith, DDS 201 N. Fannin Cameron, TX 76520 254-697-6425

Optometrist: Dr. Mark Weaver, O.D. 208 N. Main St. Rockdale, TX 76567 512-446-7905

RRJJC is registered with Indigent Health System (IHS), a program that allows the residents at our facility to be billed at the Medicaid rate for all medical services rendered.