Respected By Prosecutors

By joe2brown on April 2015 in Layers

Mr. Brown has been active in the state-wide Texas District and County Attorney Association, serving as a regional director of the organization and member of the board of directors from 2004 until 2008, and as Secretary/Treasurer in 2009-2010. He has chaired the state prosecutors' association’s Publications Committee and served on the organization’s Finance Committee for several years. He is a member of the North Texas Crime Commission, an advocacy group dedicated to support of law enforcement in the region and the promotion of pro law enforcement legislative agenda. “I have great respect for Joe Brown and the way he runs[...]

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A Leader In The Community

By joe2brown on April 2015 in Layers

In 2003, Grayson County was one of the largest counties in the state of Texas without a Children’s Advocacy Center helping to coordinate agencies involved in the investigation of child abuse. CAC’s provide a child-friendly place for young victims of sexual and physical abuse to be interviewed by a trained forensic interviewer and then receive […]

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Smart On Crime

By joe2brown on April 2015 in Layers

Joe Brown is tough on crime. During his fifteen years as District Attorney, his office has sent thousands of offenders to prison. Our District Attorney also knows that every case is different, and every person charged with a crime is different, and that justice does not always require a prison sentence. The decisions a district […]

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A Leader In Innovation

By joe2brown on April 2015 in Layers

Joe Brown is a problem solver. In 2006, the Grayson County jail was over-crowded, and the county budget was stretched thin. More than 100 inmates were housed out of the county and county commissioners dedicated over $1.4 million per year to the housing of inmates in other counties. Debate centered on whether a new jail […]

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A State Leader in Juvenile Law

By joe2brown on April 2015 in Layers

When the Texas juvenile prison system was forced into conservatorship in 2008 after a series of scandals, Texas Governor Rick Perry turned to Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown to help lead the reform of the Texas Youth Commission in Austin, appointing Brown repeatedly to the board of the Commission and later the Texas Juvenile […]

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A State Leader in DWI Enforcement

By joe2brown on April 2015 in Layers

Joe Brown’s innovative strategies for prosecuting drunk driving offenses have been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers as making our community safer. Upon taking office in 2001, Brown ended the prior practice of pleading Driving While Intoxicated offenses down to traffic ticket level Public Intoxication offenses. His office was one of the first in Texas to train and equip law enforcement to obtain search warrants for blood samples, a practice that has improved conviction rates and has saved lives. He has personally led the charge in the courtroom, representing the State of Texas in multiple intoxication related trials, including his[...]

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