Press Room

Laura Lucas

Communications and Media Relations Manager
Harris County Justice Administration Department

Laura.Lucas@jad.hctx.net https://jad.harriscountytx.gov/

Press Room

The Harris County Commissioners Court approved on Tuesday a groundbreaking multi-million dollar Youth Justice Community Reinvestment Fund. The first of its kind in Texas, the Fund will re-envision public safety for youth in Harris County by investing in community programs that keep youth from becoming involved in crime and prevent youth incarceration.

The Justice Administration Department (JAD) is now seeking proposals from qualifying organizations to conduct a racial and ethnic disparity study on the Harris County criminal justice system.

The Justice Administration Department (JAD) is now seeking proposals from qualifying organizations for microgrants. The grants are meant to expand the capacity of organizations currently providing support to justice-involved individuals, youth, and survivors of crime by awarding them microgrants.

​HARRIS COUNTY– (October 13, 2020) – The Harris County Commissioners Court took a giant step toward criminal justice reform today in naming a director for the county’s first-ever Managed Assigned Counsel (MAC) program.

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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