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Judge Brown is the Presiding Judge for the Travis County Criminal Courts.
Judge Brown has served as the presiding judge of the 147th District Court since January, 2011.
Judge Brown also oversees the Felony Pretrial Diversion Program which allows offenders meeting certain eligibility criteria to avoid prosecution through successful completion of a period during which there are no new arrests, and all requirements of the term are completed.
Judge Blazey has served as the presiding judge of the 167th District Court since January, 2021.
Judge Blazey also presides over the Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) Re-entry Court, which is a specialized Drug Court for SAFPF graduates during the aftercare portion of the SAFPF program. The SAFPF program has proven to be effective in resolving one of the primary causes of criminal behavior and personal destruction in the offender population. Successful completion of SAFPF has shown to make a difference in the lives of offenders and their families.
Judge Mueller has served as the presiding judge of the 403rd District Court since January, 2023.
Judge Brandy Mueller is a native Austinite who was first elected to the bench at the County Court at law level in November of 2010, in Austin, Texas before beginning to serve in felony court as the presiding judge of the 403rd District Court in January of 2023. Shortly after becoming a judge, she created and implemented Project Engage, a diversion program for young adult defendants, ages 17 to 21, characterized by its requirement of work and/or school, supportive services, community partners and a low revocation rate. She was awarded the Civic Futures Award by the City of Austin, the Austin Bar Association award for Judicial Excellence in Criminal law in 2019, and that same year and in 2022, the Sam Biscoe award for Outstanding Community Service, Dedication and Commitment to Excellence in Criminal Law. Before being elected to the bench, she worked as a criminal lawyer, serving as an Assistant County Attorney, an Assistant District Attorney, as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and as a defense attorney in Austin, her hometown.
Judge Mueller also presides over Project Engage District Court, a diversion program for the youngest Defendants in the adult criminal justice system. The program utilizes a collaborative effort between the Judiciary, community supervision, counseling and case manager staff to provide supportive supervision and treatment and resources to felony clients.
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Judge Needles has served as the presiding judge of the 427th District Court since January, 2017.
Judge Needles also manages the Travis County Supervision and Monitoring for Alcohol Related Treatment (SMART) Re-Entry Court, which is a specialized docket operating bi-monthly and dedicated to the assessment, treatment and supervision of the participants of the SMART program. She also is the Chair of The Behavioral Health Criminal Justice Advisory Committee of Travis County that serves the population of our community that suffers from mental illness and substance use disorders and have been in contact with the criminal justice system.
Judge Urrutia has served as the presiding judge of the 450th District Court since January, 2017.
Judge Urrutia also manages the Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). The VTC utilizes a non-adversarial approach in which the Veterans Court team works together with the Veteran to guide him/her toward successfully attaining their goals, which include sobriety, recovery, and stability.
Judge Alvarenga has served as the presiding judge of the 460th District Court since January, 2021.
Selena Alvarenga is the first elected judge to the 460th District Court.
Judge Grizzard was appointed to the Magistrate Court in March, 2009.
Judge Grizzard performs a variety of day to day judicial functions on behalf of the elected district judges and presides over specialty dockets providing thoughtful and appropriate 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.
Additionally, all cases where a defendant has been found incompetent to stand trial are assigned to his court for restoration proceedings