Juvenile Probation Department

Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center

Estela P. Medina, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

2515 S. Congress
Austin, TX 78704

Phone: (512) 854-7000
Fax: (512) 854-7097

The Travis County Juvenile Probation Department:

  • Provides for public safety while addressing the needs of juvenile offenders, families, and victims of crime; and
  • Assists parents in collecting and distributing court-ordered child support.

Court Services

Intake (24 hours): (512) 854-7090

Court Services consists of:

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Detention Services

Intake (24 hours): (512) 854-7090

Detention Services is the division responsible for housing and supervising juveniles awaiting trial who cannot be returned to the community during that time. Pursuant to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards, entities must make publically available specific policies, uniform data, and reviews. These documents are provided below:

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Probation Services

Probation Services consists of three field supervision units, an intensive supervision unit, and a resource management unit. They are responsible for supervising juvenile offenders who have been tried in court, found guilty, and placed on probation. Supervision affords public protection, teaches juveniles accountability for their actions, and enhances their ability to make decisions in their lives.

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Residential Services

Residential Services provides residential care to court-committed, male juveniles. They also manage the Gardner Betts Day School Program for AISD students who are under court supervision. Pursuant to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards, entities must make publically available specific policies, uniform data, and reviews. These documents are provided below:

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Administrative Services

Administrative Services supports the department in the areas of finance, training and education, personnel, building maintenance, research, and volunteer coordination.

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Domestic Relations Office

1010 Lavaca,
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Phone: (512) 854-9696
Fax: (512) 854-9294

The Domestic Relations Office handles specific areas of Family Law on behalf of the Travis County District Courts.

Services consist of:

  • Monitor child support and provide enforcement when needed;
  • Provide investigation and recommendations in custody disputes;
  • Conduct monitoring and supervision of non-custodial parents to ensure support payments;
  • Promote cooperative parenting between parents in the aftermath of a separation; and
  • Provide free mediation to assist parents reach agreements regarding visitation.

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Resources for Attorneys

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Psychology Interns

The Travis County Psychology Internship Program (TC-PIP) was developed for the purpose of providing a broad and general training program for psychology interns. The overarching goal of the program is to prepare professionals to successfully meet the unique challenges of practicing psychology within a public agency and to ensure clinical competency in working with culturally diverse groups. The program is a member of APPIC and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. TC-PIP is listed in the Match under program code 202911. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email: [email protected]
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

To learn more about TC-PIP internship program, read the Intern Handbook.

Check out the policies and procedures related to the TC-PIP for more information.

Travis County Law Library

The Travis County Law Library can provide information for parents divorcing without an attorney.

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For records requests and sealing related forms, please select the form needed, complete and return to the following email address for further processing: [email protected].

To reach someone by phone, please contact TCJPD Court Administration at 512-854-7063.

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Psychology Interns

We have four doctoral psychology internship positions available for the 2018-2019 training year.