Welcome to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission

A permanent standing committee of the Texas Judicial Council, governed by a board consisting of eight ex officio members and five members appointed by the Governor.

Indigent Defense Data for Texas

The Texas Indigent Defense Commission provides financial and technical support to counties to develop and maintain quality, cost-effective indigent defense systems that meet the needs of local communities and the requirements of the Constitution and state law. The purpose of this website is to provide access to the data that drives the Commission’s work as well as information about indigent defense.

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Recent Training

Indigent Defense Commission Workshop

Type One

Austin-January 16-17, 2020Texas Association of Counties Event Center1210 San Antonio St., 4th FloorAustin, TX 78701 Who Should Attend: County Jud...


Central Texas Indigent Defense Coordinator Workshop


TIDC invites you to a training in McLennan County on Friday, February 1, 2019. We urge both new and established coordinators to attend. We hope to ...


2018 Big Bend Regional Workshop


Big Bend Workshop on Effective Post-Arrest and Indigent Defense Practices Additional forms from the workshop available here: Evaluation and CLE In...