Criminal Justice Reform Panel

On Monday, February 22, as part of the 2016 Barbara Jordan Forum, Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) sponsored a panel of elected officials representing city, county, and state government who addressed the topic of “Criminal Justice Reform in Central Texas.” The panel consisted of Kathie Tovo, Austin City Council member for District 9; state representative Joe Moody of El Paso, and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt. Judge Eckhardt proposed that we have criminalized social and public health issues – everything from drugs and alcohol to the dissolution of families and the inability to care for children. She...

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