The Texas Legislature created the Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense in 2001 to remedy persistent deficiencies in Texas indigent defense:
In 2011, the Task Force became the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. TIDC is tasked with funding, overseeing, and improving public defense in each of Texas's 254 counties. TIDC is led by 13 Commission Members and 18 staff.
Protecting the right to counsel, improving public defense
Excellent representation for all
Defer to counties when possible and try to reduce burdens on counties when we can