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Civil Rights Unit and Conviction Integrity Unit Requests

Civil Rights Unit Case Review Intake Form

The Civil Rights Unit is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of allegations of criminal conduct involving a public servant’s injury or harm to an individual committed while the public servant was in the discharge of his or her duties. The majority of the Civil Rights Unit’s scope of work involves allegations related to an officer’s use of deadly force (shooting or non-shooting), use of non-deadly force and deaths while in custody. The Civil Rights Unit does not handle administrative or civil matters arising out of allegations of public servant misconduct or use of force.

Conviction Integrity Unit Review Intake Form

Please note the following:

  1. The Travis County District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) can only review convictions that occurred in Travis County. If you were convicted in another county, you will need to contact that county.
  2. The Travis County District Attorney’s office does not represent you in this matter and cannot give you legal advice. Information you provide on this form or any other communication with this office is not confidential as there is no attorney-client relationship.
  3. Should you have concerns about the information you wish to provide, or you need legal advice, you are strongly encouraged to seek out counsel before submitting this form. If you have an attorney, talk to your attorney before submitting this.
  4. The CIU will review cases regardless of whether you have an attorney or not.

Open Records Requests

Please be aware that the processing and fulfillment of public records requests may be delayed due to the emergency workforce reductions and modified operations that have been adopted as part of the County’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Pursuant to guidelines issued by the Texas Attorney General’s Office, the allowable time period for responding to requests under the Public Information Act does not include any calendar days upon which a governmental body’s administrative offices are closed or operating with only a skeleton crew, or the governmental body’s records cannot be accessed because its staff is either working remotely or is directly involved in the public health or epidemic response. Please see the Attorney General’s website for more information.

The Travis County District Attorney’s (TCDA) Office handles the prosecution of felony cases. Misdemeanors in Travis County are handled by the County Attorney.

If you need to make a request for documents related to a felony case, you may submit your written request in one of the following ways:

  • By e-mail to: [email protected]
  • By fax: 512-854-4206
  • By standard mail to the following address:

Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Attn: Open Records Division
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767

  • In person to the following address:

Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Ronald Earle Building
416 W. 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701 (Map)

Please provide a specific description of the information or documents you are requesting to avoid the need for clarification. Examples of the descriptions that would be helpful to include are title of record, date of record, cause number, name of the defendant, and personal identifiers such as dates of birth or driver’s license number.

Annual Reports

Statistical Information

See the TCDA Office data charts (PDF).

Case Filings by Year Since 2016
refer to table 1: case filings by year since 2016

Table 1: Case Filings by Year Since 2016

YearCases FiledCases Charged with Indictment or Information
2018 14008 11000
2017 13108 11488
2016 12675 10292
Percentage of Adult Sexual Assault vs Total Criminal Cases
refer to table 11: percentage of adult sexual assault versus total criminal cases

Table 12: Percentage of Adult Sexual Assault vs Total Criminal Cases

YearTotal Criminal TrialsSexual Assault TrialsPercentage
2011 79 7 8.9%
2012 84 7 8.3%
2013 69 6 8.7%
2014 58 4 6.9%
2015 56 1 1.8%
2016 69 1 1.4%
2017 78 1 1.3%
2018 76 9 11.8%
2019 52 7 13.5%

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 8.7 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $22.42.

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