Government
  • Departments
  • Commissioners Court
  • Elected Officials
  • Courts
  • Justice of the Peace Courts
  • Constables
  • Employment Doing Business Our Community How Do i...
  • Apply For
  • Search For
  • Access
  • Pay
  • Register For
  • View
  • OpenBooks

    Adult Sexual Assault

     

     

    The team’s cases all involve an element of sexual assault: offenses on their case lists include capital murder, attempted capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, and other felonies.

    When handling their cases, prosecutors work to improve how we handle sexual assault cases by working closely with detectives early on to improve investigations, engaging with victims in a trauma informed way, and preparing for cases for trial.

     

    The creation of this team came after a 2018 meeting that included various agencies that worked with victims of crime and law enforcement investigating crime. One organization in attendance noted that July 2018 had been an especially brutal month for sexual assaults in Tarrant county. Over 100 visitsby advocates to victims of sexual assault had occurred during that month.

    Our office expected a huge increase in filed sexual assault cases.  Months passed, but the rise in cases never happened – in total, the CDA office received 5 total cases of the possible 100 victims seen in the month of July 2018. This indicated a larger problem – sexual assaults were being reported at the hospital-exam level. But what was happening to the cases before they reached the CDA office?

    What we found is the problem is a bit more complex than the simple conclusion “cases aren’t being filed” and involved issues that needed to be addressed in law enforcement, within the CDA office, and within our community.



    This page was last modified on November 16, 2022

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



    County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

    Tarrant County provides the information contained in this web site as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained in these pages is required, the official records of Tarrant County should be consulted. Tarrant County is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any site which has a link from the Tarrant County web site.

    This site is best experienced with supported browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. If you use an older or unsupported browser, you might notice that some features do not function properly. Click the browser name above to learn more about the recommended browsers.

    County Seal

    100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196