THE MISSION OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
The duty of the District Attorney is not to convict, but to see that justice is done. (Article 2.01, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure)
As your District Attorney, I am committed to providing the highest quality legal representation for the public and individual victims of crime, as well as effectively contributing to efforts to reform and improve the criminal justice system and strengthen our community.
The District Attorney's Office represents Texas and victims of crime in the prosecution of felony offenses committed in Jim Wells and Brooks Counties. The office also prosecutes the juvenile cases in Jim Wells County and initiates criminal asset forfeiture cases on behalf of the State of Texas in Brooks and Jim Wells Counties. Additionally, the 79th Judicial District Attorney's Office administers several grants including a Border Prosecution Unit Grant through the Texas Governor's Office and a Crime Victims' Grant through the Texas Attorney General's Office.
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FREE TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
The 2017 Border Prosecution Unit, Region 3 Training will be held on March 8-9, 2016, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, Edinburg, Texas. More information will be posted in the near future, please look at the flyer & course description. DA sponsorships for room, travel and per diem available to LE agencies from Jim Wells & Brooks Counties.
The Rio Grande Valley Empowerment Zone has a position for a Victims of Crime Project Coordinator to be stationed in the 79th Judicial District Attorney's Office. The job description and employment application are included below, to apply or for more information, please contact the RGVEZ at (956)424-3276.
The Guardian of Justice
Award is a memorial award presented in recognition of a life of service and
dedication to the criminal justice system in the 79th Judicial
SAFETY TIPS AND EDUCATIONAL SHEETS ADDED:
This document provides the general guidelines uses by the DA's office in deciding what information can and cannot be disclosed.
TDCAA has drafted this FAQ-style
memorandum in an attempt to educate the public and correct some common
about the Texas criminal
Elder Abuse Prevention tips available in Spanish!
Prevención de Abuso Contra los Ancianos!
The 79th Judicial District Attorney's Office offers thanks to Gerardo "Jerry" Flores, Court Interpreter for the 79th Judicial District Court, for translating the Elder Abuse Prevention tips into Spanish and to his wife, Diana Flores, who works in the Jim Wells County Auditor's Office, for typing and formatting the Spanish version of the tips.
Here are some internet safety tips from our Texas Attorney General.
Carlos Omar Garcia, 79th Judicial District Attorney, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Child Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend (CACCB). The CACCB is a collaborative effort of public agencies charged with
investigating, prosecuting, and treating child victims of sexual and physical
abuse. The CACCB
provides services in Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval,
Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San
Carlos Omar Garcia, 79th Judicial District Attorney, has been appointed to the State Bar of Texas' Committee on Crime Victims by State Bar President Trey Apffel. Carlos' term will begin after the June 2014 Annual Texas State Bar Meeting and ends after the 2017 Annual Meeting. The Crime Victims Committee is a standing committee of the State Bar of Texas. Its purpose is to educate the legal profession and the public about legal and social resources available to crime victims.
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