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Cite and Release must pass in Dallas-sign here
There's a lot of people in Dallas' jails for non-violent offenses who don't have to be there. Texas passed a Cite and Release law in 2007 permitting law enforcement to issue a citation for certain non-violent offenses and avoid pre-trial jail time. One of these non-viol...
Ban the Box in Dallas
It is well established that the path to stability for the formerly incarcerated is through employment, yet studies show that simply asking “Have You Been Convicted of a Felony?” is a major barrier on two levels. First, it sends a message to the applicant that it is hopeless to apply; second,...
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HR 515- International Megan's Law
IML Set for Concurrence Vote Feb 1st!Stop HR 515 from consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday! It contains a Senate amendment that is both substantive and historic. That is, for the first time in our nation's history, a "unique identifier" wil...
Veto HR 515
On Monday, February 1st, the US Congress voted to send a bill to President Barack Obama that would for the first time in our nation’s history mark certain citizens’ passports. HR 515’s stated goal is to prevent child sex trafficking and sex tourism. Yet the bill’s wide-reaching sco...
Educate legislators on the harms of residency restrictions
Members, please send a short email to your State Representative and your State Senator and include the link to the Oklahoma article. Below are the emails I have sent to Larance from Senator Whitmire’s office, my Senator (Uresti) and Scott Henson from Gritsforbreakfast. I am working on one for...
Don't kill Fair Chance/Ban the Box in Texas
We want to work! Please let us have a fair chance at getting our foot in the door. Let us change the hearts and minds of businesses. Let us help make the economy better. Let us make an honest living and be able to pay for our family's apartment, our children's medicines and food, our own utility...
Tell the Calendar Committee no to HB 387
Texas Rep. Murphy's HB 387 is a piece of legislation giving general-law cities (populations less than 5,000) the power to impose residency and presence restrictions- restrictions which do not work. General-law cities make up 68% of the cities located in Texas. However, the facts are real clear- t...
It's time to stop labeling kids
Did you know that kids as young as 10 are on the Texas Sex Offender Registry??? Kids are currently being treated EXACTLY THE SAME as adults- regardless of the situation that led to their adjudication/conviction. This is antithetical to the juvenile justice system's stated mission of rehabilitatio...
Arrest and Prosecute Roy Oliver
Former Balch Springs police officer shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Afterwards he lied in his report saying he fired his rifle at a vehicle...
People on community supervision in Texas shouldn't be barred from pro-social groups
In working on criminal justice reform the participation of people directly involved in the criminal justice system is key. Policy crafted with the formerly incarcerated and those currently under supervision (probation/ parole) in Texas play a major role in advocacy by first bringing first hand ob...
Texas House vote no on HB 387
Texas Rep. Murphy's HB 387 is a piece of legislation giving general-law cities (populations less than 5,000) the power to impose residency and presence restrictions- restrictions which do not work. General-law cities make up 68% of the cities located in Texas. However, the facts are real clear- t...
Lt. Gov Patrick Raise the Age in Texas
With only a few days left in your state’s legislative session, your we need your voice to bring a more restorative system of justice to Texas. Right now, 17-year-olds in Texas are automatically charged as adults, even when their crime is minor or nonviolent. This means that parents are n...