As TCJC's lead Policy Analyst working on adult criminal justice issues, Doug's expertise is focused on reducing Texas’ over-reliance on incarceration and improving outcomes for hundreds of thousands of Texans who have been involved in the justice system. Doug earned his M.S.S.W. from the University of Texas, was a Legislative Director for a member of the Texas House of Representatives, and is an active member of his community, serving on various boards and committees. His passion for criminal justice reform stems from his personal experience serving six years in prison for crimes committed as a direct outcome of addiction. Doug has been part of the TCJC team since 2015, and you can learn more about him here.
Douglas Smith, M.S.S.W.