Mission: To provide alternatives to conviction and incarceration for individuals charged with prostitution to help them successfully and safely transition out of prostitution.

The Phoenix Court is a program for defendants who have been arrested in Travis County for misdemeanor prostitution charges and who want to change their life. It is a problem solving court that addresses the issues that contribute to making the individual vulnerable to committing the crime of prostitution. It gives the defendant the opportunity to make their life more manageable through support and direction of a trained and experienced Court and case management team. The goal of the Court team is to work to keep people out of jail so they can better their lives. Additionally, successful completion of the Phoenix Court program results in the participants charges being dismissed.

If your client has a pending misdemeanor charge, they may be eligible for the Phoenix Court Program. If you would like CES to provide a free assessment for your client to determine clinical eligibility for the program, please complete the Phoenix Court CES Referral Form and email it to [email protected].

“The phoenix hope can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune’s spite: revive from ashes and rise.”
– Miguel de Cervantes

Caryl Clarke Colburn, Director

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