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  • Our Vision For Texas

    • Safe, thriving communities
    • An end to mass incarceration
    • Meaningful treatment and rehabilitative services
    • Racial equity and economic opportunity
    Our Progress in the 2019 Legislative Session


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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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Interactive County Data Dashboards

Harris County

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


Dallas County

This dashboard visualizes over 113,000 Dallas County criminal court cases between 2017 and 2018. Data on misdemeanor cases were provided by the Dallas County Clerk's office through a public information request. Data on felony cases were downloaded from the Dallas County Clerk's website.

Dallas County Dashboard


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Data Shows That Harris County Must Do More to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Its Jail

The warnings and recommendations of health experts indicate that Harris County is not doing enough to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in its jail. A variety of local health experts have emphasized that jails are... Read more >

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Spotlight: Women’s Dignity

The Future of Dignity:
Insights from the Texas Women's Dignity Retreat

TCJC’s new report shares the history of our Justice for Women campaign in Texas, highlighting past successes – including the passage of eight new women’s justice bills in 2019 – and featuring the future policy priorities for women’s justice in Texas, based on direct feedback from system-impacted women and their families.

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