Tag Archives: Criminal Justice Department

Department Operations Updates: August 9, 2021

This post includes a summary of recent Dallas County department operations updates relevant, specifically, to members of the Dallas County Commissioners Court.   Team updates include: Planning and Development Facilities Management Consolidated Services Fire Marshal Criminal Justice Department Planning and Development Director: Luis Tamayo In July 2020, our department renewed Dallas County’s participation in Housing & Urban Development (HUD) programs

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Department Operations Updates: May 6, 2021

This post includes a summary of recent Dallas County department operations updates relevant, specifically, to members of the Dallas County Commissioners Court. Many of these updates pertain to key objectives outlined in the county’s Q1 Objectives and Key Results (OKR) Quarterly Update Report. Criminal Justice Department Director: Charlene Randolph Our department is using information obtained via a jail-population-management survey and

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The People Behind Dallas County: Mark Faust

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Mark Faust is a field surveillance operator in Dallas County’s Diversion and Expedited Rehabilitation and Treatment (DIVERT) Court. In 1998, our current District Attorney, Judge John Creuzot, then a sitting criminal district-court judge, established Dallas County’s first-ever specialty court for drug offenses, the DIVERT Court. After serving as a

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530 Fund enables training and education opportunities for Dallas County specialty courts

The 530 Fund, named from H.B. No. 530, is generated from the intoxication fees added to misdemeanor and felony drug-related convictions. Representatives from all certified Dallas County specialty courts manage the 530 Fund Committee.   The Criminal Justice Department provides administrative oversight and offers technical assistance to the subcommittee. This includes recommending best practices, offering guidance on Dallas County policies and

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