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

Comal County Court Appointed Attorney Training


Co-Sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) and Comal County with the supp...


Video: New Attorney Reporting Requirements


15 minute instructional presentation on the new required attorney reporting. The report is due by October 15th, 2014.  


Texas Association of Counties 2014 Pre-Legislative Conference


Issues in Indigent Defense presented by Judge Dean Rucker, Judge Camile Dubose, and Jim Bethke. Includes information about Child Protective Service...