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  • Spend Your Values, Cut Your Losses

    TCJC has created a 7-point plan for investing
    in communities and success for Texans,
    instead of the harmful, ineffective justice system.

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  • Statewide Leadership Council

    The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition is proud to sponsor the Statewide Leadership Council (SLC), which puts system-impacted leaders at the forefront of the movement to transform justice in Texas.

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    TCJC is fighting for dignity for women like me.

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  • “Because the Texas justice system still treats 17-year-olds as adults, young people like me – who made a mistake – can end up spending time in adult jail.

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    They are champions for justice reform and are committed to promoting public safety through a spirit of community.

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  • “I cycled in and out of the justice system, struggling with drug use and other issues. Tens of thousands of people in Texas are doing the same thing RIGHT NOW.

    TCJC fights for people to get help in the community — not a jail cell.

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WHAT TCJC IS DOING ABOUT COVID-19

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2021 Policy Work: Spend Your Values

County Reform Work

Dallas County

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Harris County

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Travis County

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Coalition-based Efforts

Texas Women's Justice Coalition

TCJC co-founded this Coalition in 2018, which works 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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Statewide Leadership Council

TCJC is proud to sponsor the Statewide Leadership Council (SLC), which puts system-impacted leaders at the forefront of the movement to transform justice in Texas.

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A look back on Justice Week 2021

A look back on Justice Week 2021

In early 2020, the TCJC team had a vision: a week of justice-focused events, displays, and lobbying at the Texas Capitol during the state’s 2021 legislative session. We pictured our posters, tables, and reports laid... Read more >

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Spotlight: SAFP Program

Layers of Trauma, Layers of Treatment: Using Participant Experiences to Reform Texas’ In-Prison Substance Use Treatment Program

The Substance Abuse Felony Punishment (SAFP) program was created in 1992 and serves as Texas’ in-prison substance use treatment program for people at risk of probation or parole revocation due to repeated drug or alcohol use. This new report reveals problems with program placement, ineffective treatment practices, high recidivism rates, and lack of independent evaluation, and it shares the experiences of past participants — shedding light on the need for significant change.

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