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On Wednesday, February 4, District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. was invited to speak before the Rotary Club of McAllen during their monthly luncheon at the Salvation Army. The intimate event gave the newly elected official the opportunity to highlight the changes and improvements the citizens of Hidalgo County can expect from the Criminal District Attorney's office.
DA Rodriguez highlighted several key changes he is expected to make in the coming months, this includes establishing a misdemeanor DWI court, extending assistance to defendants suffering from mental illness and working with the juvenile courts and other agencies to establish viable programs to help keep juvenile defendants in Hidalgo County to receive the guidance and services they need to turn their lives around.
"We want to make sure there are programs for juvenile's here in the county," said Rodriguez. "Instead of sending them to Corpus Christi or another city we want to keep them here close to their families to get help here."
Rodriguez also stressed the importance of maintaining a fair and transparent judicial process for every citizen who walks through the doors of the County Courthouse.
"I want people to know every case that comes to the courthouse, every person is going be treated fairly and justice will be served," said Rodriguez.
The Rotary District 5930 is part of more than 34,000 clubs worldwide whose members believe in a commitment to Service Above Self. Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. District 5930 is located in South Texas with 56 Clubs and almost 2,000 members.