Effective Indigence Screening

              

Effective Indigence Screening

09/24/2015

TIDC is pleased to announce the publication of Effective Indigence Screening, the second edition of a 2007 report issued by the Commission. The report is intended to serve as a resource for courts and counties to utilize in developing and improving the processes used to determine whether defendants are eligible for appointed counsel. The publication examines the current state of indigency screening law in Texas, explaining how the requirements of the Fair Defense Act affect each stage of the screening process, and documenting a variety of approaches across the state.