Juvenile Prosecutor

Employer: Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office

Location: Richmond, Texas

 Effective October 1, 2023

The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an experienced prosecutor for the Juvenile Division.  

Applicants should be licensed attorneys in good standing with at one (3) years of job-related experience.  Experience practicing juvenile law is preferred, and previous litigation experience is required.

The position will train to provide a high level of prosecution and rehabilitation services for juvenile offenders, as well as providing victims of juvenile delinquent conduct (adult and juvenile) equitable remedies by continuing to hold juvenile perpetrators accountable. 

Responsibilities will include:

Presenting cases to judges and juries to include all aspects of investigation, charging decisions, pre-trial considerations, motions practice, trial, and representing victims of crimes at court proceedings.

Negotiating plea bargains and conditions of release.

Reading and reviewing offense reports and probable cause statements and conducting legal research.

Consulting with, and providing legal advice to, appropriate County departments; responding to inquiries from the public, resolving and/or referring to proper personnel; providing counsel and training to law enforcement agencies and personnel as required.

Preparing directives to apprehend, arrest and search warrants for law enforcement officers.

Meeting and assisting with victims, witnesses, and other outside agencies.

Fort Bend County is one of the most diverse counties in the nation and consistently ranks as one of the fastest growing.  Only thirty minutes away from downtown Houston, the office has that small-town feel while tackling the challenges of a bustling suburban metropolis. 

Pay starts at $99,507.20 annually with a full benefits package.  Board certification in relevant disciplines can qualify for an additional stipend.  Offers subject to an application/interview process, background check, and drug test.  Not all applicants will be interviewed.

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Juvenile Division Chief Jamie Reyna at [email protected].