Criminal Justice

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Lena Levario: It’s time to address unequal justice

Featured image:  Dallas Police Department report By Lena Levario | Dallas Morning News Opinion Column | Published 13 October 2015  (Note from LatinoCentric:  Lena Levario is the publisher of LatinoCentric.com) It is my hope, now that District Attorney Susan Hawk is back at work, she will address the problem of overrepresentation of minorities in our criminal justice system. This…

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Elizabeth Villafranca and Faith In Texas Motivated to Act by Pope (podcast)

  Featured photo:  Pastor Wes Helm from Springcreek Church in Garland is active with Faith in Texas. He told the group about a planned rally at Dallas County Jail on Saturday. At A Dallas Watch Party, Pope’s Words Are A Call To Action By CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY – KERA News Listen to KERA report:   http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kera/audio/2015/09/pop_web_0.mp3…

Dallas County Juvenile Department

Data about juvenile delinquency in Dallas County is reported monthly to the Dallas County Juvenile Board in the Director’s Report. The Director’s Report is found in the juvenile board agenda each month. Data in the Director’s Report includes: Formal referrals for the calendar year Racial/ethnic and gender breakdown of formal referrals in the calendar year…

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  A presentation of the report titled Texas Urban Counties Recividism Rates 2015 was made to the Dallas County Criminal Justice Advisory Board on June 15, 2015.  Dallas County contracted for a review of one-year recidivism rates.  This study defines recidivism as a re-arrest within one year of the initial arrest.  After this presentation, the board agreed…

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