Nikki Pressley

Chief of Staff and 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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A recent survey shows 85% of Texas voters support shifting law enforcement resources to solving and preventing violent crimes. The polling question was commissioned by Right On Crime and administered by WPA Intelligence, a leading provider of survey research, predictive analytics and application-based data management technology.

89th Texas Legislative Session


Clearance Rate Accountability


ROC Texas Director and Chief of Staff Nikki Pressley sits down with Britt Allen to discuss her professional background, the state of the criminal justice system in Texas, and gives a breakdown of bail reform and clearance rates.
A criminal record can follow a person for the rest of their lives, and the prejudice can impact their job, housing, and opportunities for second chances. Right On Crime presents a conversation on the impact and potential for Clean Slate legislation in Texas, Oklahoma, and states across the nation.

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.