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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 24 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.

    Disqualifications

    Applicant:

    • Over 24 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

    Offense:

    • 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

     

    Deferred Prosecution Initiative (DPI)

    The Deferred Prosecution Initiative (DPI) is designed to give first time offenders a second chance with sobriety through deferred prosecution, an alternative approach to traditional criminal prosecution.  

    DPI is available to offenders 25 years of age or older at the time of the offense. The offender must not have been previously convicted or supervised for a Class B offense or above, and is willing and able to rehabilitate him or herself.

    Disqualifications

    Applicant:

    • Recent juvenile adjudication or certifications
    • Member of mental health priority population (other intiatives and diversion programs may be better suited for these offenders)
    • Previous conviction or supervision for Class B offenses and above
    • Previous participation in a diversion program
    • Any gang affiliation

    Offense:

    • Multiple offenses not occurring out of the 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
    • Any drug offense in which applicant is alleged to be manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver

     

     

    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

    (817) 884-1633

    Fax: (817) 850-2340

    Email DPPcdadpp@tarrantcounty.com

    Email DPI: DPI@tarrantcountytx.gov

     

    This page was last modified on January 05, 2022

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