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    Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP)

    The Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) is a limited supervision program designed to give the young person in trouble for the first time the chance to rehabilitate himself or herself without the stigma of a criminal conviction.

    DPP is available to offenders, aged 17 to 26 at the time of the offense, who have not been previously convicted or supervised for a Class B offense or above, and are willing and able to rehabilitate themselves.





    • Over 26 years old at time of offense
    • Previous juvenile adjudication
    • Member of mental health priority population
    • Positive drug screen with application
    • Previous conviction or supervision for Class B offenses and above
    • Previous participation in DPP or other court program



    • Multiple offenses not occurring out of same criminal episode
    • Offense committed after first arrest or while on bond
    • Injuring or placing anyone in danger during course of offense
    • Gang related offense
    • All (same) criminal episode offenses must be eligible
    • No-Billed cases are not a disqualifier
    • Cases accepted into the program subject to Criminal DA discretion


    For more information about DPP, contact:

    Deferred Prosecution Program

    Office of the Criminal District Attorney

    Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center

    401 W. Belknap, Basement

    Fort Worth, TX  76196

    Phone: (817) 884-1633, Fax: (817) 850-2340




    This page was last modified on June 27, 2022


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