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Goals

  • Improve Public Safety
  • Reduce Reliance on Incarceration
  • Promote Fairness and Procedural Justice
  • Address Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion
  • Support and Enhance Victim’s Advocacy
  • Increase Coordination and Collaboration Across all County Justice Departments
  • Facilitate Coordination and Collaboration with non-profit community partners serving victims
  • Enhance Public Trust and Confidence

Scope / Duties

  • Coordinate with other Harris County justice agencies to identify existing programs, data infrastructure, and map work processes;
  • Collect and analyze data to identify systemic trends and evaluate comparative evidence-based practices;
  • Conduct research nationally to compile a list of programs that have proven success comparative to our goals; 
  • Recommend policies to Commissioners Court that are predicated on evidence-based practices generated through our data analysis and research to achieve our goals;
  • Staff the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and its committees, including facilitating CJCC meetings, managing the MacArthur Safety & Justice Challenge grant;
  • Support existing technical, research, and policy staff in Harris County justice agencies; and
  • Serve as a resource to help facilitate projects that cross multiple departments and other governmental agencies.