Family Justice

The County Attorney’s Office represents the Department of Family and Protective Services (a.k.a. Child Protective Services) in court in its efforts to protect abused or neglected children In Williamson County. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for children during the legal process while providing services that will ultimately lead to a safe, stable family environment in which to return the children.

Visit Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) for TDFPS Hotlines & Information Lines

Child Protective Services

The Department of Family and Protective Services provides a secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people who are elderly (65 years or older). Please visit http://www.txabusehotline.org/ for further information

Prosecutors Legal Assistants
David Brown
Chief Family Justice Attorney
B.S. University of Texas, 2007
J.D. Brigham Young University,
School of Law, 2010
Drenda Coffey
Family Justice Legal Assistant
Legal Assistant Certificate Program, 2001
Ryan Palmquist
Family Justice Attorney

B.A. University of Texas at Tyler, 2005
J.D. South Texas College of Law, 2010
Mandy Backlund
Family Justice Legal Assistant
Terri Abernathy
Family Justice Attorney

B.A. Texas Christian University, 2002
MBA Tarleton State University, 2004
J.D. Indiana University Indianapolis, 2007