“In 2019, TIDC and the Director of TRLA PD asked the National Association for Public Defense’sSystems Builders Committee to assess the progress of this relatively new effort by TRLA. Twoconsultants from that committee completed that assessment over 2020, identifying strengthsand […]
“The responsibility of selecting quality leadership in a jurisdiction that does not elect its public defender should fall on a board or commission in order to guarantee the independence of the public defense function. NAPD believes that those responsible for […]
“This report is the result of a request by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) as well as theRegional Public Defender Office for Capital Cases (RPDO).” Recommendations:
Report on technical assistance provided by NAPD and authorized by American University, School of Public Affairs, Justice Programs Office through BJA Right to Counsel Technical Assistance Grant No. 2016-10-1.