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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
dbrown@wilco.org
B.S. University of Texas, 2007
J.D. Brigham Young University, School of Law, 2010 

Drenda Coffey
Family Justice Legal Assistant
dcoffey@wilco.org
Legal Assistant Certificate Program, 2001
Terri Abernathy
Family Justice Attorney

terri.abernathy@wilco.org
B.A. Texas Christian University, 2002
MBA Tarleton State University, 2004
J.D. Indiana University Indianapolis, 2007

Mandy Backlund
Family Justice Legal Assistant
mandy.backlund@wilco.org
Leslie Levy
Family Justice Attorney

leslie.levy@wilco.org
B.A. Hendricks College, 2009
J.D. University of Texas, Austin 2012

Legal Assistants
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