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Since 2008, Travis County has received grants in the amount of $600,000 from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, to plan, develop, and implement a supervised visitation and exchange center. A multi-disciplinary Consulting Committee, with representatives from fourteen local stakeholders in Austin and Travis County, have attended national trainings and have met diligently since 2008 to create a model center. PlanetSafe opened its doors in May 2013. Services are provided by and through SafePlace as a collaborative project with Travis County. PlanetSafe serves families who have determined, through the courts or independently, that a third party is needed to supervise visitation or facilitate an exchange due to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or dating violence and child abuse.

PlanetSafe’s vision is a community that is free of violence and supports healthy relationships within families. PlanetSafe intends to accomplish that vision through our mission to provide a safe and culturally welcoming environment for supervised visitation and safe exchange for families who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or dating violence and child abuse.

PlanetSafe provides a safe location for supervised visitations and custodial exchanges of children whose families have a history of family violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault. A collaboration with Travis County, PlanetSafe is located at 1101 Nueces, adjacent to the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in downtown Austin.

Planet Safe Offers:

  • Services at no cost to either party
  • Staggered arrival and departure times
  • Separate entrances and waiting rooms for custodial and non-custodial parents
  • Security equipment and personnel
  • Cheerful and bright play spaces

Contact Information

Hours of operation:
Friday 4pm – 8 pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 2pm-8pm
Monday 4pm- 8pm

Administrative hours:
Monday and Fridays 10 am – 3 pm
Tuesdays 9 am – 11 am

If you have any questions about PlanetSafe please call us at 512-356-1680 or email us at [email protected]

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TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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