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TIFA Survey on Texas Legislative Session Participation
TIFA is preparing advocacy trainings to help everyone stay engaged with the legislative process throughout the interim. It would be helpful to know how many people participated this year (and how) so that we can improve our outreach and education around the the criminal justice issues that are i...
Texas Crime Survivors Survey
We believe it is important to reframe the conversation around crime survivors and what they want from the criminal justice system. For too long, prosecutors, legislators, and other stakeholders have ignored the voices and experiences of people most impacted by crime and violence. We have seen the...
Take Action for Independent Oversight of TDCJ
Criminal justice advocates and the families of Texas inmates are calling for independent oversight of  the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to help spot systemic issues before ...
We Would Like Your Input on the San Antonio TIFA Chapter
We are sad to announce that due to health reasons, Rita Castro will be stepping down as San Antonio Chapter Chair effective immediately. Rita has been a vital part of TIFA and the San Antonio chapter for over 15 years and has helped so many people through her uncondi...
TDCJ Heat Incident Survey 2017
It is that time of year again in Texas when employees and incarcerated individuals may be affected by extreme heat conditions. Due to the potential for extreme heat conditions it is imperative that everyone take precautions to help prevent or reduce heat-related illnesses. TDCJ Administrative...
TIFA 2016 Visitation Survey
On May 17th TIFA will testify before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee about costs incurred by families visiting TDCJ and costs associated with incarcerated loved ones. The information gathered in this survey will give us updated information on how the recent visitation changes have helped o...
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TIFA Heat Petition 2019
The dangerous heat conditions in our TDCJ units are an unacceptable health and safety hazard. We’ve learne...