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The Honorable Elisabeth Earle, County Court at Law #7

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The mission of the Travis County DWI Program is to enhance community safety and improve lives by facilitating rehabilitation through a collaborative process, which includes treatment, supervision and judicial involvement. The goals of the Travis County DWI Court Program are protection of the community, maintenance of an alcohol and drug free lifestyle for the offender through treatment, and reduction in recidivism.

Program

Program Description

The Travis County DWI Court is a court-sanctioned program that follows the Ten Key Components recommended by the National Association of the Drug Court Professionals. The court consists of a twelve-month (or longer) program targeting repeat DWI offenders. The program integrates local criminal justice resources, case management, and substance abuse treatment to rehabilitate repeat DWI offenders in lieu of (in some cases) incarceration.

Participants in the DWI Court are required to attend court for progress review weekly, every other week, or monthly, depending on their progress and phase completion. The DWI Court Team meets weekly to review individual progress and recommend to the Judge appropriate incentives for accomplishments or sanctions for program non-compliance.

Upon the participant’s successful completion of the phased treatment program, and having complied with all the DWI Court requirements with continued sobriety, the participant will graduate.

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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