Press Room

Laura Lucas

Communications and Media Relations Manager
Harris County Justice Administration Department
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Learn About the County Request for Proposal (RFP) Process with the Harris County Justice Administration Department and Redefining Youth Justice Coalition

04/12/2021

The Justice Administration Department (JAD), Redefining Youth Justice Coalition, and Harris County Juvenile Probation Department invite community members to engage in free Coach Up sessions. The Coach Ups are meant to assist interested community members in navigating the Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

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COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS ANNOUNCE A NEW STRATEGY TO REFORM THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN HARRIS COUNTY

03/09/2021

The Harris County Judge’s Office, Harris County Juvenile Probation, The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, the Harris County Justice Administration Department, and other community stakeholders have recently completed a Critical Intervention Mapping of the Harris County juvenile justice system. The Critical Intervention Map serves as a framework for juvenile justice and mental health systems to use when developing strategies to improve mental health services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

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MEMO RELEASE STATES THAT MISDEAMONOR BAIL REFORM IS NOT CONTRIBUTING TO AN INCREASE IN VIOLENT CRIME IN HARRIS COUNTY

03/03/2021

Harris County, Texas’ most populous county, changed its bail practices for misdemeanor defendants between 2017 and 2019 following a lawsuit challenging cash bail. This memo provides an overview of the implementation of the ODonnell Consent Decree, general trends in violent crime across the country, in the city of Houston, and Harris County. The report also describes the Justice Administration Department’s approach to addressing violence and supporting crime survivors.

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Kenneth's Interview - VIDEO

10/16/2020

The Harris County Commissioners Court voted unanimously this week to name, Kenneth Hardin as director for the county’s first-ever Managed Assigned Counsel (MAC) program. Isiah Carey welcomed Hardin on his FOX 26 HOUSTON program, The Isiah Factor to discuss his new role, MAC, criminal justice reform.

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