Assistant District Attorney - Child Abuse Division


The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a prosecutor in its child abuse division.  The individual must have a Texas Law license and be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.  The individual should possess a thorough working knowledge of criminal prosecution and court procedure.  A minimum of three years successful job related experience is required.  The ideal candidate for this position has extensive felony trial experience, including experience prosecuting child abuse cases in Texas.

Our child abuse division prosecutors handle the criminal prosecution of offenses involving sexual, physical, and fatal abuse of children. The prosecutors assigned to the division are responsible for the intake review process, grand jury presentation, and demanding trial prosecution duties associated with a concentrated collection of complex cases involving adult perpetrators and child victims.  In addition to preparing cases for trial, conducting hearings, and filing court motions, our child abuse prosecutors assist during investigations, particularly cases involving serious injury or death of a child.  The prosecutors in the division also participate in bi-monthly Case Review Team (CRT) meetings and are actively involved in the multidisciplinary team approach that our county takes to address child abuse.

Fort Bend County is the most ethnically diverse county in the United States.  Located thirty five minutes from downtown Houston, our county offers big city services with hometown hospitality.  The salary range for this position begins at $85,482 annually, and increases depending on experience.  Bar dues and C.L.E. are paid for by the office.  Relevant Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) certifications allow for additional compensation of $5,000 annually.

Send resume to Angela Sanford at [email protected].