Welcome to the Bexar County Task Force
on Indigent Defense


"A red sandstone carving found on the east side of the Historical Bexar County Courthouse
On December 8, 2010, Commissioners Court approved creation of the Bexar County Task Force on Indigent Defense. The Court charged the Task Force to examine best practices for the provision of indigent defense services and recommend which method provides the best value and service, and to identify and review judicial system practices and policies which drive up costs and recommend changes to those practices. The Task Force meets regularly to address these issues.








The BEXAR COUNTY TASK FORCE ON INDIGENT DEFENSE - FINAL REPORT
was presented to the Public and the members of the Bexar County Commissioners Court
on May 10, 2011.

The TASK FORCE FINAL REPORT is available here for download (PDF)



ADDITIONAL INDIGENT DEFENSE PRESENTATIONS


BEXAR COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE -
Attorney Payments Presentation January 26, 2011 (ppt)


BEXAR COUNTY CRIMINAL DISTRICT COURTS PLAN -
Standards & Procedures Related to Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Defendants (ppt)


BEXAR COUNTY PRETRIAL OFFICE PRESENTATION -
Task Force On Indigent Defense (ppt)


CONTRACT MODEL PRESENTATION (PDF)

THE PUBLIC DEFENDER MODEL -
Bexar County Task Force Meeting March 8, 2011 (ppt)



      T A S K    F O R C E    M E M B E R S

Bill Piatt
Chairman

Tom Stolhandske
Vice Chair

David Christian                                       Steve Takas Jr.                      John "Bud" Ritenour, Jr.

                Bernie Martinez                                       Stephanie Boyd                           Charles E. Ebrom



Questions or comments regarding the Task Force on Indigent Defense should be directed to
THOMAS GUEVARRA, Government Relations Manager, by email or at (210) 335-2450 .