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Community Engagement

Community Advisory Board

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774


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IMPORTANT DATES

Community Advisory Board Application Submission Dates:
August 15, 2019 – October 15, 2019

2019 Proposed Meeting Dates:

January 28, April 29, July 29 and October 28


The District Attorney’s Community Advisory Board provides citizens the opportunity to learn about the criminal justice process and to effectively collaborate with the members of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and staff members. The primary goal is to help build and strengthen relationships between the community and the District Attorney’s Office in an effort to increase confidence in the criminal justice system.

I. WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The Community Advisory Board is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who are dedicated to the District Attorney’s efforts to protect the innocent in Dallas County without respect to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. Due to the sensitivity of the topics that may be discussed, members of the Community Advisory Board will need to complete a criminal background check and, like the District Attorney’s Office it advises, members should maintain the highest level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality.

To achieve this goal, the Community Advisory Board will pursue the following objectives:

  1. Encourage diversity and inclusivity in events hosted or sponsored by the District Attorney’s Office.
  2. Encourage transparency in policies, events, and/or communication with the public.
  3. Develop at least one community event geared towards public safety that encompasses inclusivity and diversity.

II. POLICY-MAKING

Participants will use the input, expertise and discernment of the board to help develop and improve internal policies of the organization.

To achieve this goal, the Community Advisory Board will pursue the following objectives:

  1. Become educated on various criminal activity, especially crimes impacting Dallas County.
  2. Review current internal policies to identify potential gaps in service.

III. CRIME PREVENTION

Participants will use acquired knowledge to help educate the public about crime prevention.

To achieve this goal, the Community Advisory Board will pursue the following objectives:

  1. Develop one crime prevention campaign per year that targets a specific criminal activity.
  2. Share the mission of the District Attorney’s Office and available resources with the community.

2018 Outcome: Members provided input on resources to assist the juvenile division and gang units. Also co-hosted the Toiletry and Blanket Donation drive benefitting survivors of domestic violence/human trafficking and DISD families.

For more information about this program, please e-mail us at DACommunity@dallascounty.org.