LSJA is proud to announce the upcoming launch of an app designed for emerging adult participants in the SCCIP Transformative Justice program. Participants will use this app to communicate with program staff, track incentives, community engagement activities, and stay up-to-date with the program and local news.
SCCIP Court is the first-ever felony community court in Dallas County. While Judge Rick Magnis (Ret.) served as the inaugural presiding judge, he chose Judge Stephanie Huff to succeed him as the presiding judge of SCCIP in January 2017.
On May 31, 2018, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) recognized the Second Chance Community Improvement Project with the 2018 NADCP Equity and Inclusion Award. This is a well-deserved honor!
In February 2018, the Lone Star Justice Alliance partnered with the SCCIP Court to reframe the SCCIP model to focus on the delivery of indigent defense services through the multi-disciplinary team. This reframing will allow the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office to delivery higher quality legal services to their clients. The new framework will also increase the number of participants served in the community court program and enhance the services provided to participants through a revised program structure that integrates health, social service, and criminal justice stakeholders.
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In the News
A Second Chance for young offenders: The Dallas County Public Defender’s Office, in partnership with the Dallas City Attorney’s Office, just received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help establish the first county-municipal community court.