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Our Mission

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

The mission of the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is first and foremost to prosecute crimes and to protect, promote, and advocate for the interests of victims of crimes. We strive to enhance the quality of life for all persons in Dallas County by promoting greater public safety through data-driven approaches to criminal justice. We further seek to reduce recidivism and to end mass incarceration by prosecuting crimes fairly, honorably, and without regard to societal biases.

Our Guiding Principles:

  • To utilize taxpayer money efficiently;
  • To make evidence-based decisions about criminal cases;
  • To strive for equality in the use of prosecutorial discretion;
  • To treat all crime victims with dignity and fairness;
  • To treat those accused of criminal offenses with dignity and fairness;
  • To designate specialty court diversion prosecutors to cases in which defendants suffer from mental illness and/or substance use disorders;
  • To recognize mental illness and substance dependency as public health concerns;
  • To collaborate with law enforcement partners to prosecute crimes more effectively;
  • To actively seek input and participation from the diverse communities of Dallas County;
  • To utilize technology to improve case management, service to our community, and employee accountability;
  • To act with professionalism in every situation.