Category: Policy rss


10 August / / Policy

For the past year, I have collaborated with a team of policy researchers in several Harris County departments to design a pilot program to divert low-risk mental health and social welfare 9-1-1 calls to a trained, non-law enforcement response team. I have also collaborated with numerous experts and stakeholders to pilot community-based violence prevention programs.

18 March / / Policy

I testified before the Texas State Senate on March 18, 2021 about the impact of SB 21 on Harris County. SB 21 would drastically reduce the provision of unsecured bonds in Texas, and, in doing so, roll back bail reform in Harris County, overwhelm the County jail, and restore racial inequalities in detention bail reform has eased.

26 February / / Policy

In this memorandum, presented to the Harris County Commissioners Court on February 26, 2021, I lead a team of analysts in the Harris County Justice Administration Department to show that bail reform in Harris County has not caused an increase in crime in the county.