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Travis County Juvenile Court

Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center

Estela P. Medina, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

2515 S. Congress
Austin, TX 78704

Phone: (512) 854-7000
Fax: (512) 854-7097

The Travis County Juvenile Court:

Court Services

Intake (24 hours): (512) 854-7090

Court Services consists of:

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Detention Services

Intake (24 hours): (512) 854-7090

Detention Services is the division responsible for housing and supervising juveniles awaiting trial who cannot be returned to the community during that time.

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Probation Services

Probation Services consists of three field supervision units, an intensive supervision unit, and a resource management unit. They are responsible for supervising juvenile offenders who have been tried in court, found guilty, and placed on probation. Supervision affords public protection, teaches juveniles accountability for their actions, and enhances their ability to make decisions in their lives.

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Residential Services

Residential Services provides residential care to court-committed, male juveniles. They also manage the Gardner Betts Day School Program for AISD students who are under court supervision.

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Administrative Services

Administrative Services supports the department in the areas of finance, training and education, personnel, building maintenance, research, and volunteer coordination.

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Domestic Relations Office

1010 Lavaca,
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 854-9696
Fax: (512) 854-9294

The Domestic Relations Office receives, records, and passes on child support payments for parents whose court orders originated in Travis County. Staff counselors and attorneys intervene when there is a child support, visitation, or medical insurance dispute and may set cases for court enforcement.

The Guardian Ad Litem program provides investigation and court testimony in custody disputes.

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Psychology Interns

The Travis County Psychology Internship Program (TC-PIP) was developed for the purpose of providing a broad and general training program for psychology interns. The overarching goal of the program is to prepare professionals to successfully meet the unique challenges of practicing psychology within a public agency and to ensure clinical competency in working with culturally diverse groups. Travis County Juvenile Probation developed the psychology internship program in 2011. The program is not APA-accredited. However, the Training Committee has developed a timeline with the goal of obtaining APA accreditation by the end of 2014. TC-PIP is accepting applications for four intern positions for the 2014-2015 training year. TC-PIP is a member of APPIC and is listed in the Match under program code 202911. To learn more about TC-PIP internship program and how to apply, please Pre-doctoral Psychology Internships click here.

For more information on the policies and procedures related to the TC-PIP, Pre-doctoral Psychology Internships click here.

Travis County Law Library

The Travis County Law Library can provide information for parents divorcing without an attorney.

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Last Modified: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:25 AM

Psychology Interns

We have four pre-doctoral psychology internship positions available for the 2014-2015 training year.