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:
- Provides for public safety while addressing the needs of juvenile offenders, families, and victims of crime; and
- Assists parents in collecting and distributing court-ordered child support.
Intake (24 hours): (512) 854-7090
Court Services consists of:
- Intake where juveniles are originally brought when an offenses has been committed;
- Deferred Prosecution where juveniles are informally processed for misdemeanor offenses, and mediation and community service restitution services are used to hold the juvenile accountable for his or her offense;
- The Court Unit where court investigators prepare cases for court to address the alleged delinquent conduct of juveniles; and
- The Legal Unit, which prepares and documents legal proceedings for court and maintains legal files.
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.
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.
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.
Administrative Services supports the department in the areas of finance, training and education, personnel, building maintenance, research, and volunteer coordination.
- TYC Commitments for CY 13
- TYC Commitments for CY 12
- TYC Commitments for CY 11
- TYC Commitments for CY 10
- TYC Commitments for CY 09
- TYC Commitments for CY 08
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.
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 click here.
For more information on the policies and procedures related to the TC-PIP, click here.
The Travis County Law Library can provide information for parents divorcing without an attorney.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:12 AM