Texas is not known for taking it easy on those convicted of crimes. However, they’ve just added a new tool to their arsenal that could help prevent folks from violating their probation.
The Dallas County Public Defender’s Office sees a lot of cases, many of which are nonviolent like violations of probation. Case volume has been known to overwhelm the system and shift resources away from those that need it most.
In response, they’ve partnered with Uptrust to help improve communication between attorneys and their clients. The ultimate goal is to help reduce technical violations of probation, such as missing a court date, and keep folks free and out of jail.
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