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Criminal Justice Act Information

In order to ensure that indigent defendants have access to competent representation in court, the federal government makes available funds through the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) (Title 18, 3006A of the United States Code).

The CJA representatives and federal defenders act as resources for panel members who are representing low-income clients.


USMS Support Clerk, Stephanie Striegel will no longer be with Legal at Karen County Detention as of March 1, 2024.
For all scheduling emails previously sent to USMS Support Clerk, Stephanie Striegel, please send to

Agenda and attachments for CJA Panel Committee meeting: October 4th, 2020

  1. Fifth Amended Order Regarding the Establishment of the Divisional CJA Panel Committee Members
  2. 2022-06 CA 5 Voucher practices addendum
  3. Ninth Circuit CJA Compensability Handbook

Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas

Phone: 915-352-2885

Cynthia Hujar Orr: Western Division Representative


Phone: (210) 226-1463

Cell: (210) 865-4222

Texas Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Divisions

San Antonio Division

Alpine Division

Austin Division

Del Rio Division

El Paso Division

Midland-Odessa Division

Pecos Division

Waco Division

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