Tarrant County currently offers eight unique specialty programs. It is the mission of these programs to divert defendants from traditional judicial avenues through counseling, mentorship, or providing the opportunity to correct a one-time mistake. Below you will find a brief explanation or mission statement of the programs offered and their contact information. You can also visit the main specialty programs webpage if you would like to learn more.
First Offender Drug Program (FODP) You must complete an application within 90 days of your case filing The First Offender Drug Program is a limited-supervision program for first-time drug offenders that would be considered a “self-corrector.” For more information call 817-884-2618. To visit the program website, click here.
Domestic Violence Diversion Program
The Domestic Violence Diversion Program, which targets domestic violence, or violence between intimate partners. Selected defendants charged with family violence in Tarrant County Criminal Court No. 5 are placed into the pre-trial diversion court which monitors the defendant’s progress in a non-adversarial manner, and is in lieu of traditional case processing. To visit the program website, click here.
Youthful Offender Diversion Alternative Program (YODA)
YODA is an alternative to standard pre-trial diversion programs for family assaults presented in Criminal Court No. 5. This program provides counseling and case management to youthful offenders aged 17-25, who have been arrested for assault against a non-intimate family member. For questions about admittance into the program, please call 817-884-2647. To visit the program website, click here.
Other Behavioral Intervention with Assault Non-family (OBI WAN) Program
OBI WAN is an extension of the YODA program for defendants with simple assault cases involving persons who are not family members up to the age of 25. For more information call 817-884-2647. To visit the program website, click here.
Veterans Court Diversion Program
Our mission is to successfully divert Justice Involved Veteran (JIV) from the traditional criminal justice system and provide them with the tools they need to lead a productive and law-abiding lifestyle. For more information, please call 817-884-3225. To visit the program website, click here.
Mental Health Court Diversion Program
The mission of the Mental Health Court Diversion Program is to identify mentally impaired offenders, to expedite them through the criminal justice system. For more information call 817-884-1774. To visit the program website, click here.
Reaching Independence through Self-Empowerment Program (RISE)
The vision of the RISE program is that every woman reaches her full potential and lives a healthy, productive, drug free and non-criminal lifestyle. For more information call 817-531-5605. To visit the program website, click here.
Felony Alcohol Intervention Program (FAIP)
The Tarrant County Felony Alcohol Intervention Program (FAIP) is a post adjudication program for the high-risk repeat DWI offender. FAIP provides consistent and lengthy structure allowing the offender to benefit from the treatment experience. For more information call 817-884-2449. To visit the program website, click here.
TARRANT COUNTY JAIL
Have has a friend or family member been arrested and is being detained in Tarrant County Jail? Were they arrested on a DWI or criminal charge? Call an experienced Tarrant County criminal defense lawyer and former Tarrant County prosecutor to help (whether it’s securing a bail bond, getting Tarrant County Jail information, or obtaining legal representation).
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TARRANT COUNTY JAIL & BOND INFORMATION
If a family member or friend has been arrested for a criminal offense or a DWI in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas then they are likely to end up in one of the Tarrant County Jail Facilities (Main-Downtown, Lon Evans, Cold Springs, or Green Bay Jail Facility). If this happens, you will need help in one or more of the following areas:
1) Securing a bail bond.
2) Reducing the amount of a current bail bond in order to post a bond.
3) Communicating & assisting the person in Tarrant County jail or getting information on the Tarrant County Jail, whether it’s a visitation, putting money on their books, chaplain services, writing a letter, or information for families.
Our Fort Worth Criminal Defense Law Firm and Tarrant County criminal defense attorney can provide assistance & legal services in all 3 areas.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR JAIL COMMUNICATIONS: Any communication you have with an inmate in Tarrant County Jail is likely being
recorded. Phone calls are recorded and letters are screened. Anything you say can be held against in a court of law.
TARRANT COUNTY JAIL & BOND INFORMATION
Family member or friend in Tarrant County Jail or in one of the surrounding city jails (Fort Worth, Grapevine, Mansfield, Arlington, or North Richland Hills)? Call an experienced Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorney & former prosecutor to help secure a bail bond, get a bond reduction, or to get started on your case.
CALL TODAY AT 877-208-3382
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM A TARRANT COUNTY CRIMINAL
If you friend or family member gets arrested in Tarrant County for a criminal offense (murder, violent crime, white collar crime, sex crimes, DWI, or other felony or misdemeanor offenses), then they will likely end up either in Tarrant County Jail (in downtown Fort Worth), or in one of the
surrounding city jails (like Grapevine Jail, North Richland Hills Jail, Arlington Jail, Mansfield Jail, or Fort Worth Jail). If this happens,
you will need help in one or more of the following ways:
1) Securing a bail bond to have them released from jail.
2) Reducing the amount of the current bond in order to post a bond (bond reduction).
3) Communicating & assisting the person in jail, whether it’s a visitation, putting money on their books, or writing letter.
Our Fort Worth Criminal Defense Law Firm can provide assistance & legal services in all 3 areas. Call 877-208-3382.
IMPORTANT REMINDER WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH INMATES: Any phone calls you have with an inmate in Tarrant County Jail or in one of the surrounding cities is likely being recorded. In addition, any letters you send or receive are likely being screened. These recordings and/or letters may be reviewed by the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case. As always – anything you say can be held against you in a court of law.
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