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    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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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 successful parole and 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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County Reform Work

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Travis County

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TCJC's Alycia Castillo and panelists discuss Youth Justice Action Month

Putting Youth Justice in Action for YJAM 2020

Since 2008, October has been dedicated to youth justice. Every year, advocates, family members, and system-impacted kids have come together with leadership from the Campaign for Youth Justice to mark Youth Justice Action Month... Read more >

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Spotlight: One Size FAILS All

Misunderstood and Mistreated: How Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Experience the Criminal Legal System

A joint report from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC) and The Arc of Texas shows how individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs) are more likely to become involved and entrenched in the criminal legal system, and it highlights the unique challenges they face. The report, released during Disability Employment Awareness Month, is the fifth entry in TCJC’s “One Size FAILS All” report series.