The New Protocol for Harris County Crime Victims
1. Kim will never put crime victims in jail to secure a conviction.
2. Kim will always comply with Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights which is part of our Texas Constitution.
3. Mentally ill crime victims, like all crime victims, will be treated with dignity and their treatment and condition given consideration in the prosecution of their perpetrator’s cases.
4. Kim will insure that the Crime Victims’ Assistance Coordinator employed by the Harris County District Attorney as a matter of law actually advocates for individual Harris County crime victims and the rights of all crime victims.
5. Kim will create a special dedicated division of prosecutors trained, experienced and fully funded who will be responsible for the prosecution of all sex crime cases in Harris County.
6. Kim will end the constant and needless rotation of prosecutors in Harris County who handle sexual assault cases.
7. Kim will use drug forfeiture funds to eliminate any existing backlogs of rape kits.
8. Kim will adopt national standards for collection and use of evidence as recommended by the American Bar Association and the US Department of Justice to insure that the cases are sound and that the correct individual is charged.
9. KIm will use the powerful position of District Attorney to increase awareness about sexual assault so that reports of sexual assault are encouraged, not discouraged.
Prosecutors will be held to an ethical standard of professionalism and transparency deserving of the job of representing the people of the state of Texas and accountability will start at the top of the organization.