Harris County Reform Work

Holding Local Judges Accountable

Three report series from TCJE and our partners shine a light on the justice system in Harris County. Individualized judicial scorecards show the percentages of Black, Hispanic white, and non-Hispanic white people jailed by each judge prior to trial, while reports on pretrial detention highlight the number of legally innocent people who are jailed every week in the county. Both report series are part of our Harris County team's advocacy for bail reform, which also includes support for ongoing litigation against the city and county. A third series explores indigent defense appointment rates to evaluate the use of the Harris County Public Defender's Office.

Please note: Since summer 2023, Harris County has paused the release of the data used to compile our judicial accountability reports. You can still view all of the historical data below, and keep an eye on this page for future changes.