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Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) Magistration Test Shifts
The City of Austin will conduct Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) magistration test shifts in June from 6am – 2pm on the following dates: 06/06, 06/08, 06/17 & 06/23.

Travis County will conduct Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) magistration test shifts in June from 2pm – 10pm on the following dates: 06/07, 06/18, 06/21 & 06/29.

The proceedings may be viewed in person in the Auxiliary Courtroom, Room #1.200 on the 1st floor of the Blackwell-Thurman CJC – 509 W. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701

The Honorable Dayna Blazey

Judge Dayna Blazey

Judge Blazey has served as the presiding judge of the 167th District Court since January, 2021.

Judge Blazey also presides over the Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) Re-entry Court, which is a specialized Drug Court for SAFPF graduates during the aftercare portion of the SAFPF program. The SAFPF program has proven to be effective in resolving one of the primary causes of criminal behavior and personal destruction in the offender population. Successful completion of SAFPF has shown to make a difference in the lives of offenders and their families.

Judge Blazey implemented the 167th Special Needs and Prevention Program with the goal to reduce recidivism and minimize noncompliance of conditions of probation by providing court support to youthful offenders who are on supervision for a serious offense. Involvement of the court has shown to increase structure and accountability.

167th Standing Exhibit Order
SAFPF Re-entry Program
Special Needs and Prevention Program

For resets and/or guidelines please email:
[email protected]

Court Staff

Court Coordinator:

Paola Flores
(512) 854-9310

Bailiff:

Dianna Sanchez
(512) 854-7868

Court Reporter:

Shonna Castillo
(512) 854-9482

Probation Officer:

Benjamin Castoreno
(512) 854-3506

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center

blackwell-thurman  center

Location

509 W 11th St, 8th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Map & Directions

Fax

(512) 854-6425

Mailing Address

167th District Court
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Phone

(512) 854-9310

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 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $9.12.