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Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP)

The Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) is a limited supervision program designed to give the young person in trouble for the first time the chance to rehabilitate himself or herself without the stigma of a criminal conviction.

DPP is available to offenders, aged 17 to 26 at the time of the offense, who have not been previously convicted or supervised for a Class B offense or above, and are willing and able to rehabilitate themselves.



  • Over 26 years old at time of offense
  • Previous juvenile adjudication
  • Member of mental health priority population
  • Positive drug screen with application
  • Previous conviction or supervision for Class B offenses and above
  • Previous participation in DPP or other court program



  • Multiple offenses not occurring out of same criminal episode
  • Offense committed after first arrest or while on bond
  • Injuring or placing anyone in danger during course of offense
  • Gang related offense
  • All (same) criminal episode offenses must be eligible
  • No-Billed cases are not a disqualifier
  • Cases accepted into the program subject to DA discretion


For more information about DPP, contact:

Deferred Prosecution Program

Office of the Criminal District Attorney

Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center

401 W. Belknap, Basement

Fort Worth, TX  76196

Phone: (817) 884-1633, Fax: (817) 850-2340