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 Batterer 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

The Family Violence (FV) 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.

Assessment can take 2-2 1/2 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.