Family Justice

The Family Justice Division consists of three sections: the Domestic Violence Section, the Juvenile Law Section, and the Child/Adult Protection Section.  These sections are combined under one “umbrella” in order to more efficiently serve the public and more aggressively and successfully prosecute these types of cases.

Understanding Texas’ Child Protection Services System

Flowchart of Texas CPS System

Alyson M. Dietrich, 2nd Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Family Justice Division, completed the College of Communications Senior Fellow Honors Program and received her Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1999.  During law school, Ms. Dietrich was selected to serve as a member of the Board of Barristers and interned for both the Federal Public Defender’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Since joining the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office in 1999, Ms. Dietrich has served in the Intake Section of the Grand Jury/Intake Division, the Misdemeanor Trial Division, the Felony Trial Division, and the Child/Adult Protection Section of the Family Justice Division.  Ms. Dietrich was presented the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Collin County Award for 2002–2003 and 2004–2005. Ms. Dietrich has also co-chaired Collin County National Adoption Day each year since the program began in 2005.  Ms. Dietrich has served or is presently serving on the following boards and community organizations: Collin County Council on Family Violence, Adult Protective Services Special Task Unit, Collin County Child Fatality Review Team, Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation, Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court, and the Collin County Young Lawyers Association.

Alyson M. Dietrich, Chief of the Family Justice Division – Ext. 4336;