Welcome to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission

A permanent standing committee of the Texas Judicial Council, governed by a board consisting of eight ex officio members and five members appointed by the Governor.

Indigent Defense Data for Texas

The Texas Indigent Defense Commission provides financial and technical support to counties to develop and maintain quality, cost-effective indigent defense systems that meet the needs of local communities and the requirements of the Constitution and state law. The purpose of this website is to provide access to the data that drives the Commission’s work as well as information about indigent defense.

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Recent Training

Panhandle Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


Wesley Shackelford presented at the May 5th Panhandle Criminal Defense Lawyers Association meeting. 


TACA Presentation on Indigent Defense Reporting & Fiscal Monitoring


FY2014 IDER Training PowerPoint

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