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Children's Commission Staff 
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Tina Amberboy

Executive Director

Tina Amberboy joined the Texas Supreme Court of Texas as the Executive Director of the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families in May 2007. She is responsible for developing and executing strategies of the Children's Commission, as well as the day to day functioning of the Commission, which is charged with improving child welfare outcomes for children and families ...

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Kristi Taylor

Assistant Director

Kristi Taylor started with the Supreme Court in 2006 as the Supreme Court Staff Attorney for Children, Youth and Families and was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the Children's Commission, which was established in 2007. She currently focuses her efforts on the well-being of children in foster care by staffing issues such as mental health, psychotropic medication, disproportionality and disparities ...

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Jessica Arguijo

Communications Manager

Jessica Arguijo joined the Children’s Commission in August 2013 after beginning her state career at the Texas Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition and Governor’s Office, Small Business section. A Fort Worth native, Jessica made the move to Austin in 2010 in order to “make my vacation spot my home.” She enjoys assisting the Commission staff and aiding the extensive work ...

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Jamie Bernstein

Staff Attorney

Jamie Bernstein joined the Supreme Court of Texas as a staff attorney for the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families in May 2014.  She began her legal career in New York where she represented children in child protective and delinquency proceedings. Her current focus is the improvement of educational outcomes for children in the Texas foster care system. ...

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Monica Mahoney

Administrative Assistant

Monica Mahoney joined the Children's Commission in April 2015 after serving as an administrative assistant at the Office of the Attorney General. She enjoys learning about the important work being done across the state to improve the child welfare system and providing support throughout the process. Her external interests include attempting to master elaborate cooking projects and dirtying every dish ...

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Dylan Moench

Staff Attorney

Dylan S. Moench joined the Supreme Court of Texas as a Staff Attorney for the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families in October of 2016. His focus is on improving outcomes for Texas children through projects on parent resources, legal representation, mediation, and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Prior to working for the Supreme Court, he worked ...

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Patrick Passmore

Grant Administrator

Patrick Passmore spent three years with the Supreme Court of Texas Clerk’s Office as a Deputy Clerk before joining the Children’s Commission in October 2015. He joined the Army after high school and was part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kosovo. Patrick received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University in 2010. ...

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Milbrey Raney

Staff Attorney

Milbrey E. Raney joined the Supreme Court of Texas as a Staff Attorney for the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families in April, 2012. She is responsible for attorney training and education and provides staff support to the Training Committee and the Trial Skills Workgroup. Prior to working for the Supreme Court, she worked as an attorney representing children and parents in the child welfare system. She ...

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Andrea Vicencio

Administrative Assistant

Andrea Vicencio began her state career with the Texas Workforce Commission in 2008 and joined the Children’s Commission in October 2015. She enjoys learning how the Commission is making a difference in the child welfare system and providing assistance to the process. During her time away from the office, she enjoys reading a good book and exploring the outdoors. ...

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   Physical Address
    Children’s Commission
Supreme Court Building
201 W. 14th Street, Room 104
Austin, TX 78701
   Mailing Address
    Children’s Commission
P.O. Box 12248
Austin, TX 78711
Phone
Main: 
(512) 463-5384
Fax: 
(512) 463-8895
Email:  children@txcourts.gov