“A People Person for the Peoples’ Court”
for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1
A People Person for the Peoples’ Court”
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Judge Yvonne Williams Campaign
P.O. Box 142248
Austin, TX 78714-2248
Yvonne M. Williams has been the Justice of the Peace for Travis County precinct 1 since 2011. She has been a practicing lawyer since 1982. After receiving her law degree from the University of Houston Law School, she practiced in the Houston – Galveston area throughout the 1980’s in civil rights law representing plaintiffs in discrimination lawsuits and South African anti-apartheid civil disobedience actions.
Yvonne relocated to the Austin area and clerked for then Court of Criminal Appeals Justice Morris Overstreet. Later, she traveled the state as a hearings officer with the Texas Workers Compensation Commission before representing the agency in Austin on its medical dispute resolution cases.
In October 2006, Ms. Williams was appointed by the Austin City Council to become an Associate Municipal Court Judge and served as the city’s first overnight magistrate in Travis County Central Booking. She served in this capacity for three years. In 2010 she was elected Justice of the Peace and will complete her 2nd term in December 2018.
Judge Williams commitment to addressing the issue of students being sent to court for failure to attend school resulted in her participation in the effort to have truancy cases decriminalized and the school to prison pipeline disrupted. Decriminalization was achieved and legislatively mandated in 2015 and Precinct 1 would eventually expunge over 15,000 juvenile cases. Precinct 1 continues its juvenile justice reform initiatives with the help of Prairie View A&M University’s Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center and The University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. This collaborative will expand to include other community partners and address parents and families who continue to be faced with criminal cases for school related offences.
In the community Ms. Williams belongs to the Greater Calvary Bible Church, and remains active in the martial arts of karate and tai chi for several years. She is an adjunct instructor at the Austin Community college where she teaches in the paralegal department. She has proudly raised a son and two nieces.
Copyright 2017, Re-Elect Judge Yvonne Williams
POL. ADV. Yvonne Williams Campaign, Albert Black, Treasurer, PO Box 142248, Austin, TX 78714-2248