Category Archives: Community

New Satellite Offices Now Open to Better Serve Dallas County

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office’s mission is to see that justice is done by protecting the innocent in our County without respect to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. Our office will maintain the highest level of honesty, integrity, and transparency and we will always be accountable to our community.

Launched March 1, 2017, the eleven (11) satellite offices, located throughout Dallas County, provide more accessibility to our community and make the crime reporting, investigation and prosecution processes as efficient, successful and comfortable for our community as possible.

Our satellite offices focus primarily on intimate crimes like family violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Please do not hesitate to visit an office near you should you need assistance in your journey to obtain justice.

Meet your 2017 Board of Directors

Our first meeting with DA, Judge Faith Johnson, filled us with a renewed sense of purpose.  There are many ideas in the formative stage we look forward to bringing to our membership.

Are you one of the 237 graduates of the CPA program, who has not yet become a member of the Dallas County District Attorney Community Ambassadors?  Well now is the time to remedy that situation by completing the fillable DACA application form located further down this page. You can mail it in with your nominal dues check to our  P.O. Box 701582, Dallas, TX 75370-1582 or click on the Donations button on our website header which will take you to our Donations page.  As a reminder, all donations, even dues payments, are tax-deductible as we hold 501(c)(3) status.

More information will be forthcoming. We look forward to seeing you again when we hold our first meeting.

 

 

Dallas DA Susan Hawk’s First Town Hall Meeting at Concord Church Dallas

District Attorney Susan Hawk addresses her first Town Hall participants.
District Attorney Susan Hawk addresses the audience at her first  post-election Town Hall on 2/16/15
Royce West
Texas State Senator Royce West spoke to the group then became it’s moderator.

 

Dallas Deputy Chief Malik Aziz,  chairs the National Black Police Association
Dallas Deputy Chief Malik Aziz, also chairs the National Black Police Association, provided his law enforcement perspective.
Awaiting their chance to question D.A. Susan Hawk at her First Town Hall
Audience members awaiting their chance to ask questions of  D.A. Susan Hawk at her First Town Hall.
Tim Brooks Town Hall
DACA member Tim Brooks.
Del Newberry, Carolyn & Walt Rutkowski,  just some of the DACA members attending.
Del Newberry, Carolyn & Walt Rutkowski, just some of the DACA members attending.

 

DACA Vice-President Manuel Valadez, Jr. also attended this meeting and is not pictured because he was the one taking all but 2 of the pictures above.  Thanks Manuel!

Cedar Crest Community Event September 4, 2014

Manuel Valadez, Vice President, Sanford Holmes SE sector ADA, Walt Rutkowski, President and Carolyn Rutkowski, Treasurer.
Manuel Valadez, Vice President, Sanford Holmes SE sector ADA, Walt Rutkowski, President and Carolyn Rutkowski, Treasurer.
DACA President, Walt Rutkowski, addresses the group.
DACA President, Walt Rutkowski, addresses the group.
A full house of area residents attended the meeting.
A full house of area residents attended the meeting.
ADA Sanford Holmes addresses the group about activities of the DA's office.
ADA Sanford Holmes addresses the group about activities of the DA’s office.

Our first Community Ambassador speaking event took place Thursday, September 4, 2014. We had a room packed with Cedar Crest Homeowners Association members who paid rapt attention to Walt Rutkowski’s DACA Power Point Presentation while he explained DACA’s formation, purpose and goals. The attendees were then captivated by ADA Sanford Holmes follow-up presentation covering the various sections of the District Attorney’s office and how they relate to the community.

Afterwards Sanford took questions from the audience. The first question covered the new specialty Police Shooting Unit. Others inquired as to why it takes so long to find out the resolution of a case as well as why plea deals result in the seemingly speedy return of perpetrator’s back to the neighborhood the crime was committed in. Sanford suggested to the group that crime victims should advise the ADA on their case, who helps negotiate the plea deal, to ask for restitution as a condition of release. Sanford also recruited audience members for both Grand Jury and Citizen Prosecutor Academy.

The two presentations complemented each other as they both asked for community support and involvement.