September-October 2007

Alpert honored by MADD

Richard Alpert, misdemeanor chief in the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, was given the National President’s Award for Outstanding Prosecutor from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

“This award is long overdue,” said Susan Bragg, MADD’s Director of Victims Services in North Texas, noting that Alpert had been nominated several times before. “We are so excited that this is his year to receive it!”

The honor will be presented by MADD President Glynn Birch during the organization’s national conference September 8 in St. Louis.

“MADD’s recognition both humbles and re-energizes me,” Alpert says. “It strengthens my commitment to those who arrest intoxicated drivers and to lead the prosecution of these offenders in my community. I have been inspired by every victim whom it has been my privilege to serve, and I have benefited from the work of many within the Tarrant County DA’s office and around the state. May we together strive to hold all intoxication offenders accountable while providing hope and support for the victims who have suffered by their criminal actions.”

Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Richard!