The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office created its specialized Family Violence Division in September of 1994, making it one of the first DA’s Offices in the nation to provide specialized prosecutors, investigators and advocates for all Family Violence cases prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office. In 1995, Dallas County was the first county in Texas to establish a specialized Family Violence court.
This specialized court was so successful, that in 1999 the county created an additional Family Violence court to help manage the ever growing caseload. In 1997, Dallas County created a specialized Protective Order Court which is housed on the same floor of the criminal courthouse as the 2 dedicated family violence courts. This specialized Protective Order Court, the only one of its kind in Texas, hears all Protective Order Cases filed by the District Attorney’s Office.
The Family Violence Division has grown tremendously during the past 13 years and is currently made up of 3 units.
To contact the Family Violence Division, please call 214-653-3528.