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.
The Prosecutorial Charging Practices Project takes a deep dive into the work of three mid-sized prosecutor’s 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.
This 2019 study investigated racial disparities in how police in four Dallas municipalities handled low-level drug arrests. The study's results will appear in the Center’s 2021 report, A Preliminary Look at Disparities in Police Enforcement of Low-Level Drug Laws. The Center’s DALLAS Partnership Project builds on this important work.