OCA Releases Guardianship Compliance Project Performance Report
January 02, 2017
As directed by Rider 20 (p. IV-28) in the Office of Court Administration appropriation of the General Appropriations Act (GAA), this report details the outcomes of the guardianship compliance pilot project funded by the 84th Legislature. The report will be presented to the 85th Legislature for consideration during the upcoming session.
The Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission was created by the 84th Texas Legislature to review and consider various matters related to wrongful convictions within the Texas criminal justice system. Charged with reviewing "cases in this state in which an innocent defendant was convicted and then, on or after January 1, 2010, was exonerated" to identify the main causes of those convictions and make recommendations to prevent such tragedies from reoccurring in the future, the Commission released its findings and recommendations on December 9, 2016.