Doug Smith is the Senior Policy Analyst with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC), working to end mass incarceration and expand opportunity for people upon release from jail and prison. He is the founding member of the Statewide Leadership Council; whose membership includes leaders from across the state who have been impacted by the criminal legal system. Doug is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare Policy at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, and he trains advocates nationally on effective legislative strategy. He serves on the Board of the Austin Sobering Center. He graduated magna cum laude from St. Edward’s University in 1994 and earned his MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000.