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About S.O.S.

Williamson County Juvenile Services established the S.O.S. Diversion Program to offer youth an opportunity to make amends for any conduct which may have contributed to the commission of a crime resulting in contact with a local law enforcement agency. The intent of the S.O.S. Diversion Program is to provide youth a chance under his/her parent’s or guardian’s supervision to resolve the alleged offense without a formal referral to Juvenile Field Probation Services and/or the Juvenile Court.

Click to Download S.O.S. Program Brochure

S.O.S. Program Qualifications

Youth ages 10 – 16 who have been referred to Williamson County Juvenile Services for the FIRST TIME for any of the MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES listed in the Program Brochure, will be considered eligible for the S.O.S. Diversion Program.

Program Phases

The S.O.S. Diversion Program consists of three phases:

Phase I – S.T.A.R.T. Class: The juvenile and parent(s) or guardian(s) are scheduled to attend a group class (S.T.A.R.T. Class) which provides an overview of the juvenile justice system in Texas, provides a forum for the students and parents to ask questions. The S.T.A.R.T. class is held on a designated Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Phase II – Intake Meeting: The juvenile and parent(s) meet with the S.O.S. Diversion Program Coordinator to discuss and establish expectations and guidelines for successful completion of the program.

Phase III: The juvenile provides follow up documentation that all expectations and guidelines agreed upon in Phase II have been completed.


What to Expect

All youth participating in the S.O.S. Diversion Program will be expected to perform at least 12 hours of community service work. More hours may be assigned by the Program Coordinator if deemed appropriate. 

All youth will be assessed a $20.00 administrative fee for the program. No staff persons receive any fees collected! All money is channeled directly back into services for youth that we serve. Additional conditions may include:

-  Payment of financial restitution to the victim if applicable.
-  Additional classes or programs that the parent(s) and S.O.S. Program Coordinator believe are appropriate and helpful.
-  Writing a two page essay on a relevant topic to the alleged offense.
-  Referral to other community based program for additional support or guidance.
-  Any other assignment which is reasonably related to the alleged offense.


S.O.S. Program Contact Info

S.O.S. Diversion Program Coordinator
Mr. Doug Hundemer
(512) 943-3593

Court Services Secretary
Lou Ann Kornblum
(512) 943-3201

                         Scott Matthew
                      Executive Director

Juvenile Services
Administrative Office
200 Wilco Way 
Georgetown, TX 78626 
Phone: (512) 943-3200
Fax: (512) 943-3209
Driving Directions

Other Offices

Juvenile Detention Center / TRIAD
200 Wilco Way, Suite #4
Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone 512-943-3232
Fax: 512-943-3253

Williamson County Academy / JJAEP
200 Wilco Way, Suite #3
Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone: 512-943-3255
Fax 512-943-3290

Cedar Park Satellite Office
350 Discovery Blvd., Suite #105
Cedar Park, TX 78613 
Phone: 512-260-4230
Fax: 512-260-4235
Driving Directions

Round Rock Satellite Office
211 Commerce Blvd., Suite #108 
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: 512-248-3230
Fax: 512-248-3236
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Taylor Satellite Office

412 Vance, Suite #215
Taylor, TX 76574
Phone: 512-238-2130
Fax: 512-238-2131
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Williamson County Courthouse
710 Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626
Main Telephone: (512)943-1100
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