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State Counsel for Offenders

Giustina Persich, Director, State Counsel for Offenders
Giustina Persich
Director

Safeguarding the Constitution and promoting justice by providing quality legal services exclusively to indigent persons confined in Texas correctional facilities.

Contact:

Texas Board of Criminal Justice
State Counsel for Offenders
2503 Lake Road
PO Box 4005
Huntsville, TX 77342-4005
Phone: (936) 437-5203

Criminal Defense Section
Phone: (936) 437-5203
Fax: (936) 521-6719

Legal Services Section
Phone: (936) 437-5203
Fax: (936) 437-5295

Appellate Section
Phone: (936) 437-5203
Fax: (936) 437-5214

Civil Defense Section
Phone: (936) 437-5203
Fax: (936) 521-6721

Investigation Section
Phone: (936) 437-5203
Fax: (936) 437-5293

Administrative Services
Phone: (936) 437-5203
Fax: (936) 437-5293

SCFO reports directly to and only to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) and is independent of and not a division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

Neither TBCJ nor TDCJ impedes, directs, or regulates a SCFO attorney’s independence of professional judgment in rendering services to clients, nor do they interfere with the attorney-client relationship.

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