Conservative criminal justice reforms that enhance public safety, reduce recidivism, and saves taxpayer dollars. Our mission is to promote policies that prioritize individual liberty, limited government intervention, and personal responsibility while holding offenders accountable. We believe in second chances and seek to strengthen communities through evidence-based practices.
Explore our initiatives, research, and success stories in the Lone Star State, and join us in making Texas’s criminal justice system more effective and efficient while preserving the values of freedom and responsibility. Together, we can create a safer, more just Texas.
Texas Legislative Policy Resources
Civil Asset Forfieture
Raise The Age
Law of Parties
No Knock Warrants
Pressley is a native Texan, currently based in Austin. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Science, and an M.S. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Family Policy and Program Administration. While pursuing her graduate degree, she began interning at the Foundation to work on the child and family policy team. After interning, she continued her work as a Policy Analyst, focusing on various issues including child welfare, human trafficking, and juvenile justice.
News & Research
The Social Media Girl Goes to Prison
by Britt AllenJanuary 29, 2024
The ROC Podcast Ep. 10: Pastor Stephen Wilson on Reentry and Second Chances
by Britt AllenJanuary 23, 2024
Mitigation and diversion programs can preserve Texas families
by Nikki Pressley, Ross JacksonAugust 13, 2023
Texas has always been a leader in criminal justice reform. We must continue to push for reforms that protect constitutional rights, improve public safety, and rehabilitate offenders.