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Broad-Based Coalition Launching Smart-On-Crime Initiative


September 15, 2014

Contact: Robert Wood 

Phone: (512) 637-7709

Broad-Based Coalition Launching Smart-On-Crime Initiative

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Smart-On-Crime Coalition will announce a wide-ranging and comprehensive criminal justice reform agenda for the 2015 Legislative Session at a Capitol news conference on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

WHAT: Press conference on launch of new criminal justice reform coalition

WHO: Bill Hammond, Texas Association of Business; Traci Berry, Goodwill Central Texas; Patrick Clark, Goodwill Central Texas client who has been through the criminal justice system; Judge Edna Staudt, Williamson County; Terri Burke, ACLU of Texas; Vikrant Reddy...

Low-Level Drug Possession Arrests Are Hurting Travis County, Report Finds

Low-level drug possession arrests are ineffective and harmful to people who need community-based help, rather than jail time, a new report concludes. The report, released Tuesday by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Grassroots Leadership, the Texas Harm Reduction Alliance and the UT Law Civil Rights Clinic, analyzed Travis County data that found people of color are disproportionately arrested for these kinds of crimes.

Read the rest of this article from Texas Public Radio.