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Austin Education has been in business since 1999 serving Waller, Austin, Harris, Colorado and adjacent counties.

Brad AustinWhile serving as a probation officer for Waller County, Brad noticed the number of referrals to his department continued to increase. Brad recognized the need for alcohol and drug services/education for teens.

In 1999, while still working as a probation officer, Brad Austin started Austin A&D (alcohol and drug) Education to educate youth about the dangers of using drugs and alcohol and to address the needs of the Waller County community. He implementated education services to juveniles in the Waller County community, and witnessed the number of referrals significantly decrease. So much so, that he expanded services to youth and adults in other areas. The company continues to grow and now includes many family related and counseling services and is now simply called Austin Education ("AE"). The goal is to continue to grow and educate youth as well as adults to make responsible decisions which positively impact their lives.

As Managing Partner/Administrator, Leonard Marshall is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Certified Instructor for First Aid/CPR/AED, DWI/DWI Intervention and the Texas Drug Offender Education Program.


Leonard MarshallLeonard has over 20 years of experience in the substance abuse and human service field.  He also has 10 years of experience with agencies in the state of Texas to include the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Youth Commission, Texas Juvenile Probation and the Texas Department of Regulatory and Protective Services. 

For seven years Leonard served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a non-profit organization that provided residential and outpatient treatment services for adolescent males. For six years, he worked at a for-profit hospital where he addressed substance abuse and mental health issues as a Youth & Family Counselor. Leonard’s expertise is in managing and administrating substance abuse and mental health services.  He is very passionate about ensuring quality services for the at-risk population.

We are certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Our courses are designed to implement Texas legislation which mandated the courts to require participants to complete a state approved course.