Justice Planning

Kimberly Pierce, Director

(512) 854-4764

The mission of the Justice Planning (JP) Department is to support the Travis County Commissioners Court and key stakeholders by providing quality data analysis and the planning, implementing, and sustaining county-wide initiatives for the reduction of crime and the enhancement of public safety.

Counseling & Education Services

Caryl Colburn, Director

(512) 854-9540

Travis County Counseling and Education Services (TCCES) promotes public safety and crime reduction through assessment and rehabilitative programs for adults and juveniles referred by various criminal justice affiliates.

Juvenile Public Defender

Kameron Johnson, Public Defender

(512) 854-4128

The Juvenile Public Defender's (JPD) Office is committed to providing legal representation to individuals of Travis County who are unable to afford legal counsel and who are facing criminal accusations or other statutorily defined action.

Law Library

Lisa Rush, Law Library Manager

(512) 854-8677

The Law Library helps the Travis County community access legal information to help the courts advance fairness and equality in the justice system.

Mental Health Public Defender

Melissa McRoy Shearer, Director

(512) 854-3030

The Travis County Mental Health Public Defender Office serves the needs of persons with mental illness involved in the criminal justice system.

Office of Child Representation

Leslie Hill, Managing Attorney

(512) 854-7312

The Office of Child Representation (OCR) provides legal representation and case management for children who are involved in Child Protective Services cases.

Office of Parent Representation

Lori Kennedy, Managing Attorney

(512) 854-7305

The Office of Parental Representation (OPR) provides indigent, primary parents or guardians who have had their children removed or are at risk of having their children removed by The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services due to allegations of abuse/neglect.

Dispute Resolution

Kris Donley, Director

(512) 371-0033

The Dispute Resolution Center is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides and promotes accessible, high-quality dispute resolution services for all people in Travis County and the surrounding Austin, TX areas.

(The Adult Probation Department (CSCD) does not fall under the purview of Justice and Public Safety.)