• Our Vision For Texas

    • Safe, thriving communities
    • An end to mass incarceration
    • Meaningful treatment and rehabilitative services
    • Racial equity and economic opportunity
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2019 Policy Work

Youth Justice

We want fewer kids entering youth or adult prisons, more kids kept closer to home, trauma-informed programming, and a path to redemption for those who can prove they merit a second chance.

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Adult Justice

We want lower prison and jail populations – with effective, community-based treatment and supervision, and fairness in sentencing – as well as safer prison conditions and more opportunities for a successful reentry.

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Women's Justice

We want to stem the tide of women’s incarceration, improve their conditions of confinement and expand their access to services, and help women safely and successfully return to their families and communities.

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Harris County Data Dashboard

This dashboard visualizes over 800,000 Harris County criminal court dispositions dating back to 2010 using historical data provided by the Harris County District Clerk. Although these are public record, we have removed identifying information and obscured addresses to protect individual identities. 

Harris County Dashboard


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Survivors Speak Comes to Texas

Three years ago, I traveled from Austin to Sacramento, California, to attend Survivors Speak—an annual event hosted by the Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), which brings together the largest gathering of crime survivors in... Read more >

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Spotlight: New Report

Return to Nowhere: The Revolving Door Between Incarceration and Homelessness

As the final report in TCJC's "One Size Fails All" report series, this report examines the undeniable link between homelessness and criminal justice system involvement, and the factors that contribute to both. It offers recommendations to end the chronic pattern that wastes lives and squanders resources that could be better used to address the factors leading to homelessness.