Downtown Community Court

Community Court

*** DACC - CoronaVirus Information ***

 

DACC Intensive Case Management Program

The Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) will remain open for social services only. DACC’s intensive and triage case managers continue to be available to individuals experiencing homelessness.  Controlled access to the DACC facility is in effect in order to meet social distancing recommendations of Austin Public Health.  You may experience longer wait times while controlled access is in place. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Temporary Triage Case Management Services Location through June 23, 2021* 

Terrazas  Library           

1105 E. Cesar Chavez St.   

512-974-4879      

Open regular business hours*   

Monday through Friday                           

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.              

 *Hours subject to change              

* DACC will be moving back to its main location at 719 E. 6th Street and will provide Triage Case Management Services from there beginning at 8 am on June 28, 2021

                                          

DACC Community Service Program

In recognition of current public health concerns for transmission of Coronavirus, the DACC Community Service Restitution (CSR) Work Crew Program is not operating.

Contact DACC at 512-974-4879 if you need an extension of time to complete your court ordered community service.

Please check back regularly for updates regarding CSR work crews.

DACC Court Operations

In recognition of the current public health concerns for transmission of COVID-19, DACC has created additional options to resolve  court cases including online virtual dockets and walk-in virtual dockets .

Court cases that are set on in-person non-virtual dockets will be rescheduled on or after July 19, 2021; defendants will be notified by postal mail of their new court date. Defendants may still contact the Court online, by email and by phone to get information and handle their court cases. Many options are available to resolve court cases that do not require an in-person appearance.

All due dates on pending cases will be extended until July 19, 2021. These include:

  • Initial appearance dates (as indicated on citation or Release to Appear from jail)
  • Payment dates (fines, payment plans, extensions, etc.)
  • Deferral dates (extensions, etc.)
  • Community Service (extensions, etc.)
  • DACC Class C warrant execution is temporarily suspended

All defendants are encouraged to contact the Court online, by email or by phone in lieu of making personal appearances to take care of their court business. We are experiencing longer than normal processing times for email and regular mail correspondence.

Online Virtual Dockets

If you want to see a judge regarding your case before the Court reopens, we now have virtual dockets available online. To see more information and request an appearance, please review the Virtual Court Services Guidelines

To view the virtual courtroom you can go to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2oDINOYXL_QuOMRgOyJZEQ

For more information on DACC, please call 512-974-4879; http://www.austintexas.gov/department/community-court

If you would like to handle your case without seeing a judge virtually and before the Court reopens for in-person dockets, we also offer an option to do this through electronic correspondence.  To request a correspondence packet, please email comcourt@austintexas.gov or contact the DACC Prosecutor at DACCProsecutor@austintexas.gov and include your case or citation number in your request.

Walk-in Virtual Dockets

DACC acknowledges that many of the individuals we serve do not have access to reliable technology resources needed to resolve their court case through an online virtual docket.  Walk-in virtual dockets will be available beginning May 20, 2021.  No appointments are needed during scheduled times for walk-in virtual dockets..

            Walk-in Virtual Docket Schedule & Location

            Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (effective May 20, 2021)

            Terrazas Branch Library – 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St.

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