Dominic Van-Houtven

Dominic joined the Lubbock Private Defenders’ Office in June 2021 as a Forensic Mental Health Caseworker. Dominic graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in May 2020, with a major in Social Work and minor in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies. He graduated with his Master of Social Work from Texas Tech University in May of 2021.


Prior to becoming a full-time caseworker with LPDO, Dominic worked as an intern at LPDO from August 2020 to May 2021. While earning his undergraduate degree, Dominic worked and volunteered in the substance abuse treatment field, which remains a passion of his to this day.


Dominic was born and raised in North Carolina but is proud to call the state of Texas home. In his free time, Dominic enjoys playing guitar and bass, going camping and fishing, going to concerts, and spending quality time with his cat, Simone.