Administration of Justice - Dallas County Criminal Justice

Administration of Justice - Dallas County Criminal Justice

THe League of Women Voters of Irving supports the following standards for the proper execution of the criminal justice system.
Position History: 
Consensus Date: September 1973
Review: November 1988. Item D for restudy and a criminal justice study recommended within a few years.
Review: May 1996

Retain but update

The League of Women Voters of Irving supports:

  1. Diverting those apprehended on suspicion of Drunk and Disorderly or Drunk in Public from the criminal justice system in Dallas County. Both a detoxification center and a rehabilitation center should be established.
  2. Increased availability of city and county magistrates. Night court should be available at both the city and county level.
  3. Immediate appointment of adequate legal counsel for every accused.
  4. Continuation of and expansion of the pretrial release program in Dallas with funding through city and county tax funds and/or from funds available through the Texas Criminal Justice Council.
  5. The appointment of lay representation on the Dallas County Criminal Justice Council. Public hearings concerning proposed uses of Federal Crime Grant Funds should be held.
League to which this content belongs: 
Irving