Counseling & Education Services (CES) has conducted Family Violence Assessments for Travis County since the Family Violence Court #4 was created in 1999. Clients are mainly referred by Pretrial Services and CES conducts an assessment that includes a validated instrument which measures six domains of truthfulness, control, alcohol, drugs, violence and stress coping, an interview, and a review of their criminal history. CES licensed counselors evaluate for lethality, risk of reoccurrence and public safety to make a recommendation for the appropriate intervention, which may include alcohol/drug treatment and/or a Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) for intimate partner violence or an Anger Management Program, for non-intimate partner violence.

CES, as well as, the Family Violence Court #4, and the BIPP providers are members of the Austin/Travis County Family Violence Task Force.

Registration & Cost Information

For a Family Violence charge needing an Alcohol/Drug or a Family Violence assessment, these assessments are conducted at the Intake Office, 1010 Lavaca St., second floor. The assessments are conducted Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30am to 2:30pm or Friday from 7:30am to 11am. THE EARLIER YOUR ARRIVAL THE MORE LIKELY YOU ARE TO BE SEEN.

Assessment can take approximately 2 ½ - 3 hours to complete. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY. CES needs a CES Referral Form from the referring agency/defense attorney. Cost of FV assessment is $55.00 due at the time of assessment. Money Order or Cashier's Check made out to CES, no personal checks, cash or credit cards.

Bring any paperwork related to your offense with you i.e. Probation Papers; Bond release paperwork; Protective Order, etc.