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File #: 23-2650    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 5/2/2023 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 5/16/2023 Final action: 5/16/2023
Title: Request for approval to replace Jamie Burro with Tiffany Larsen on the Harris County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).
Attachments: 1. SART RCA Backup docs
Department: Office of Justice and Safety
Department Head/Elected Official: Mr. Perrye Turner

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Policy

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Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
Request for approval to replace Jamie Burro with Tiffany Larsen on the Harris County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

Background and Discussion:
On October 12, 2021, Commissioners Court approved a motion instructing the Office of Justice and Safety (OJS) [then the Justice Administration Department (JAD)] to coordinate with all relevant stakeholders necessary to form a Harris County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) in full compliance with SB 476. The report and candidates for the inaugural SART were presented to Commissioners Court on November 9, 2021, and unanimously approved.

However, due to the change in responsibilities of one of the named members, a new representative from HCDAO needs to be appointed and approved by the Commissioners Court. The request is to replace current member Jamie Burro with Tiffany Larsen.

Tiffany Larsen is the Chief of Adult Sex Crimes for the Harris County District Attorney's Office. She has been a prosecutor at the HCDAO since 2010 and is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and the University of Texas School of Law. Tiffany is a current member of the Governor's Sexual Assault Survivor's Task Force and a former member of the Attorney General's Evidence Collection Protocol Task Force for sexual assault nurse examiners. Tiffany has previously served in the Family Criminal Law, Crimes Against Children, Appellate, and Civil Rights Divisions of the HCDAO.

Expected Impact:
Compliance with SB 476. No anticipated impact on the SART itself.

Alternative Options:
Not changing the na...

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