Douglas Smith, M.S.S.W.

Senior Policy Analyst

As TCJC's Senior Policy Analyst working on adult justice issues, Doug's expertise is focused on reducing Texas’ over-reliance on incarceration and improving outcomes for hundreds of thousands of Texans who have been involved in the justice system. Doug is the founding member of the Statewide Leadership Council, trains advocates nationally on effective legislative strategy, and earned his M.S.S.W. from the University of Texas. His passion for justice reform stems from his personal experience serving six years in prison for crimes committed as a direct outcome of substance use disorder. Doug has been part of the TCJC team since 2015, and you can learn more about him here.