The Honorable Brenda Kennedy, 403rd District Court

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The Travis County Drug Diversion Program is a Judge involved multi-disciplinary drug treatment and case management intervention program. The Program is designed to last a minimum of 1 year.

Individuals admitted to the program are non-violent felony offenders who have been arrested on a drug related offense in Travis County.

The Drug Court utilizes evidence based strategies to break the cycle of addictive and criminal behavior by increasing client’s motivation and the acquisition of skills that promote sober living and crime desistance.

Program

Program Structure
The three essential components of the program are Court, Treatment and Case Management. Individuals appear in Court on a regular basis; which allows the Judge to monitor their treatment and program performance. The Treatment component focuses on the acquisition of new skills that address High Risk behaviors that impact long term recovery. Case Management, reinforces skills learned in treatment; while monitoring program compliance and serves as a liaison for ancillary services within the community.

Court Hours
Court is held on Monday evenings. Court appearances are based upon phase advancement which ranges from weekly, bi-weekly to monthly.

Individuals who have a pending felony drug related offense in Travis County are reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office for legal eligibility. Once, the case has been referred to the Program, an initial assessment is conducted to determine clinical eligibility. Final program admission is determined by the Presiding Judge.

For additional information contact the Travis County District Attorney’s Office or Drug Court.

Individuals who have a pending felony drug related offense in Travis County are reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office for legal eligibility. Once, the case has been referred to the Program, an initial assessment is conducted to determine clinical eligibility.

Individuals who are interested in Drug Court may contact the Travis County District Attorney’s Office or Drug Court.