The Honorable Brandy Mueller, County Court at Law #6

Project Engage aims to reduce the number of revocations, convictions and jail sentences by providing teenage offenders the additional support and structure of regular judicial oversight within a probation term with maximum supervision, and an emphasis on school and/or work.

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  • Monthly Group Court Appearances
  • Mandatory School and/or Work as a Condition
  • Community Service and Engagement
  • Mentorship Programming
  • Resume Building, Job Finding and Training Resources
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Project Engage is a docket created especially for misdemeanor defendants who are ages 17, 18 and 19 years of age. This docket takes place before Judge Mueller in County Court #6 every month. Misdemeanor cases that may be appropriate for Project Engage can be transferred into Court 6 from any Travis County criminal misdemeanor court at law or pled down to Court 6 as a reduction from felony District Court. Contact the Court 6 office if you have a case or cases you would like to be considered. This program is not offense specific.

What's Happening?

Project Engage Honored With Civic Futures Award by City of Austin

Mayor Adler congratulated Judge Mueller and her team. Read More

Project Engage YOuth Offenders PSA

Teenage Defendants of Judge Mueller's Project Engage youth offender docket created a public service announcement (PSA). Read More

Austin's Police Chief Comes to Court

Chief Brian Manley spoke to the defendants of Judge Mueller's teen court October 25th. Read More

Travis County's Jury Service Film Challenge

Austin Area High school students are invited to create a 2 to 4 minute video on why jury service is important. Read More

Free Movie Screening for Project Engage Participants

Project Engage presents a special movie screening exclusively for the members of Project Engage! Read More

Matthew McConaughey speaks to youth at Project Engage

On January 12, actor Matthew McConaughey visited and spoke before the youth offenders in Judge Brandy Mueller’s Criminal Court. Read More

Austin musician shares songs, wisdom with Travis County teen offenders

A few months after serving on a jury in a trial presided over by Judge Brandy Mueller, of Travis County Court at Law No. 6, Guy Forsyth found himself back in the courtroom Friday afternoon. Read More



Conditions of probation

  • Appear in Court 6 monthly in a group setting (2pm Thursday usually the last week of the month)
  • Undergo random drug and alcohol tests
  • Complete a series of community service projects designed specifically for this program
  • Take part in mentor program
  • Complete treatment and counseling as may be recommended

Incentives for accomplishment and progress

Offenders will be recognized for improved compliance and accomplishment with:

  • Early Discharge
  • CSR credit
  • Recognition Certificate, letters and employment referrals
  • Fee waivers or reduction

The consequences of non-compliance

  • Work Crew community service through the probation department
  • Additional CSR
  • Increased Frequency of Random UA program
  • Placement on Electronic Monitoring
  • Referrals to Additional Counseling, Treatment, etc.
  • As a last resort, revocation and jail time at full exposure

Misdemeanor defendants should:

  • be 17-20 years of age
  • be a Travis County resident
  • not have a violent criminal history
  • not have had a previous commitment to TDC or TYC
  • not have unresolved cases pending

The program may be particularly applicable for offenders who:

  • lack a high school diploma or GED
  • are unemployed
  • are indigent
  • or who have limited vocational skills.

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Appropriate cases can be transferred to CCL #6 from any misdemeanor court or plead down to CCL #6 from a felony court.

Contact court directly if you want a case to be considered. This program is not offense specific.