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    Our Mission

    The mission of the Office of Criminal District Attorney of Tarrant County is to enhance public safety through rigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in an ethical, honest and just manner; to encourage rehabilitation for deserving offenders; to earn the public’s trust by setting an example of transparency in our dealings; and to assist and educate victims of crime and other members of the public.

    About the Office

    The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is devoted to taking criminals off the street and making the community a safer place to live and work. Each year, more than 45,000 cases are filed in Tarrant County, ranging from capital murder to misdemeanor theft.  Some of the best and brightest attorneys in the state handle the prosecution of these cases, which are assigned to 10 felony or 10 misdemeanor courts.

    Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson has placed a special emphasis on the prosecution of criminals who victimize the most vulnerable members of our community, including children and the elderly.  These cases are handled by prosecutors with focused expertise in physical, sexual and financial abuse.

    Likewise, CDA Wilson is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of all convictions, which is why all claims of “actual innocence” are thoroughly and promptly investigated.

    While handling criminal cases is the most public function of the Criminal District Attorney’s Office, the Civil Division also plays a vital role. The attorneys in the Civil Division act as general counsel for all of Tarrant County’s elected officials and appointed administrators, providing legal advice on a wide variety of topics.

    The 300+ member staff of the Criminal District Attorney’s Office is made up of dedicated professionals who are committed to serving the 1.9 million citizens of Tarrant County. Their goal is to prosecute the guilty, protect the innocent and deter crime.