PRESS RELEASE: The Fight Continues for Texas Crime Victims and Families

Texas Bail Reform

The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities (TASC) today released the following statement regarding efforts to keep crime victims and families at the forefront of the criminal justice conversation in Texas. “Although the legislative session has ended, the fight to give Texas crime victims and their families a voice has not. Public safety and victims’ rights … Read morePRESS RELEASE: The Fight Continues for Texas Crime Victims and Families

PRESS RELEASE: TASC Statement Regarding Gov. Abbott’s State of the State Speech

Texas Alliance for Safer Communities

The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities (TASC) today released the following statement regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State speech: “Texans deserve a criminal justice system that delivers justice and protects our communities. TASC applauds Gov. Greg Abbott for laying out policies to make Texas safer by addressing mental health issues in our schools, … Read morePRESS RELEASE: TASC Statement Regarding Gov. Abbott’s State of the State Speech

PRESS RELEASE: Soaring Crime Rate Forcing Alaska to Roll Back Failed Bail Reform Policies

Alaska crime bills by Gov. Mike Dunleav

After seeing it’s communities terrorized by a 35 percent increase in violent crime and a 26 percent increase in overall crime in the last five years, Alaska is attempting to roll back it’s pretrial catch and release policies. Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday rolled out four bills aimed at improving public safety and protecting Alaskans. Texas … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Soaring Crime Rate Forcing Alaska to Roll Back Failed Bail Reform Policies

PRESS RELEASE: Two Criminals Released On PR Bonds Murder Innocent Houston Man While Out Of Jail

Houston father and grandfather victim of crime after bail reform.

Harris County’s wrong-on-crime bail policies allow defendants to go free with little to no accountability Early this November, Hafeez Qureshi, a Houston-area father and grandfather, was working at a local food store when he was murdered by a group of four men amid a store robbery. According to records from the Harris County District Clerk’s … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Two Criminals Released On PR Bonds Murder Innocent Houston Man While Out Of Jail

PRESS RELEASE: Problems Arise As States Make Strides To Overhaul Bail

Kentucky bail reform is increasing failure to appear rates.

A study conducted about the State of Kentucky’s use of the risk assessment tool concludes the tool has not lived up to its promises The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities is today continuing their series of releases outlining knee-jerk, California/New Jersey-style bail reform efforts that have failed, been rolled back or repealed, or undermined the … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Problems Arise As States Make Strides To Overhaul Bail

PRESS RELEASE: New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officials Raise the Alarm on Dangerous New Bail Reform Policies

New Hampshire Law Enforcement question bail reform

New Hampshire is yet another example of a state witnessing the devastating effects of California/New Jersey-style bail reform and taking action to stop it The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities is today continuing their series of releases outlining knee-jerk, California/New Jersey-style bail reform efforts in other states that have failed, been rolled back or repealed, … Read morePRESS RELEASE: New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officials Raise the Alarm on Dangerous New Bail Reform Policies

PRESS RELEASE: States Reversing Course On Dangerous Bail Policies As Problems Arise

Texas

States across the country are witnessing the devastating effects of bail reform and taking action to stop it. The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities is today launching a series of releases outlining bail reform efforts in other states that have failed, been rolled back or repealed, or undermined the criminal justice system in a way … Read morePRESS RELEASE: States Reversing Course On Dangerous Bail Policies As Problems Arise

PRESS RELEASE: Risk Assessment Tools: All Risk, Little Reward

Risk Assessment Tools Dangerous for Texas

As more states adopt risk assessment tools to gauge risk and recidivism, questions about efficacy, ethics and racial bias continue to rise The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities today issued the following press release outlining the growing concerns surrounding the use of risk assessment tools in determining the fate of criminal defendants. Risk assessment tools are computer … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Risk Assessment Tools: All Risk, Little Reward

PRESS RELEASE: TASC Issues Statement on Rising Failure-to-Appear Rates in Harris County

14 Houston Criminal Court at Law judges, citing irreparable harm, warn Fifth Circuit about bail reform initiatives and growing FTA rates The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities (TASC) today issued a statement following news that fourteen Harris County Criminal Court at Law judges have demanded an injunction to stop federal Judge Lee Rosenthal’s bail reform order, … Read morePRESS RELEASE: TASC Issues Statement on Rising Failure-to-Appear Rates in Harris County

PRESS RELEASE: Nationally Recognized Victims’ Rights Advocates Join Texas Alliance for Safe Communities

Texas Alliance for Safer Communties

Three new members have backgrounds in victim advocacy and crime prevention, and will help guide organization’s educational and outreach efforts The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities (TASC) today announced the addition of three new members to its organization, including Stacie Rumenap, President of Stop Child Predators, Roberto Garcia, Founder and President/CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Family & Friends of … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Nationally Recognized Victims’ Rights Advocates Join Texas Alliance for Safe Communities