The district attorney is the most powerful elected official in our justice system that you may never know. They have a tremendous impact on people's lives, their families and our community. The DA decides whether someone will be charged with a crime, which crimes to prosecute, and who gets a second chance through diversion or treatment programs. In Dallas County, three candidates are asking for your vote to be the next district attorney.

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  • Where the candidates stand on Smart Justice reforms;
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  • Election info for Dallas County;
  • News and updates on Dallas County's DA race.

The ACLU of Texas advocates for a justice system that fosters public safety by reducing mass incarceration and recidivism. We work to ensure that constitutional rights apply to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or economics. We also challenge broken criminal justice systems, confront illegal police practices, and advocate for drug policy reform.

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