Texas

Where we are and where we’re going

Last Session

Texas legislators passed re-entry reform, probation reform, driver’s license suspension reform, and the introduction of an electronic court reminder program. Texas also passed the Damon Allen Act which improves training for magistrates, increases transparency in the pre-trial system, and provides magistrates with more information when making bail decisions.

next session

Right On Crime’s Liberty Action Agenda for Texas includes:

  • Civil Asset Forfeiture;
  • Sandra Bland;
  • Grand Jury;
  • Law of Parties;
  • Second Look;
  • Clean Slate;
  • No Knock;
  • Raise the Age;
  • Expanding Preventive Detention.

Texas Legislative Policy Resources

Civil Asset Forfieture

Raise The Age

Bail Amendment

Clean Slate

Law of Parties

Drivers Licensing

No Knock Warrants

Sandra bland

Second Look

Nikki Pressley

Texas State Director for Right On Crime

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.

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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.