The District Attorney Learning and Leadership through Application of Science (DALLAS) project is a Deason Center partnership with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. This powerful collaboration considers how prosecutorial reforms impact racial equity and due process, and empowers the District Attorney to make data-informed decisions. Read our latest report, Budding Change: Marijuana Prosecution Policies and Police Practices in Dallas County, 2019.
The Prosecutorial Charging Practices Project takes a deep dive into the work of three mid-sized prosecutors' offices. The study offers a holistic account of prosecutors’ screening and charging practices, exploring how prosecutors engage with police, evaluate evidence, and assess the public interest in prosecution. Read the Center's Series Preview.