Judge Laura Barker Receives MADD Judiciary Service Award
Judge Laura Barker, Williamson County Court at Law Two, was the recipient of the Judiciary Service Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recognizing achievement and outstanding service to prevent drunk driving in Travis and Williamson counties.
Each year, MADD, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), recognizes achievement and outstanding service as part of the ‘Take the Wheel’ initiative to end impaired driving. The award is given to a judge who goes above and beyond to support, prevent and eliminate drunk driving. This is the second time Judge Barker received this recognition. The first time was in 2020.
“I’m truly honored to receive this award from MADD and to work alongside such a dedicated team committed to prevent drunk driving in Williamson County,” said Judge Barker.
Judge Laura Barker was sworn in on June 17, 2016. She is the presiding judge of the Veterans Treatment Court and misdemeanor DWI/Drug Court program. She has served on the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s DWI Curriculum Committee since 2016.
The award was presented at their annual Central Texas Law Enforcement Recognition Event on August 19, 2022. In addition, Anthony Stokes, chief intake attorney in the County Attorney’s Office, received the Prosecutor of the Year award for the work he does in helping to end drunk driving working in the DWI/Drug Court.
Photo: Judge Laura Barker is joined by members of the Round Rock Police Department who are current or past law enforcement representatives for the DWI/Drug Court program. They received the Commitment Hero Award for the work they do in the community and for the DWI/Drug Court. (Left to right) Officer Josh Mackey, SGT. Kristen Mayo, Judge Laura Barker, Officer Miguel Estrada, Officer Robert Garcia, Officer Alex Delarosa.