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The Honorable Carlos Barrera, County Court at Law #8

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The Special Reduction Docket provides consideration of defendants’ mental health issues as they relate to criminal conduct, with a goal of reducing recidivism and improving lives through appropriate treatment and services.

Programs

Dockets are held twice per week. A team including Integral Care (IC), Pretrial Services, TCSO counseling, prosecution and defense staff cases for appropriate services, treatment and disposition.

Defendants who have been screened and identified by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office as having mental health issues and who are incarcerated.

Eligible defendants are automatically placed on this docket.

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 $10.39.

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