Reports

The Need for Prosecutorial Caseload Standards

This research brief provides an overview of prosecutor office caseloads, their funding allocations and staffing differentials. We also examine any potential relationships.

Pretrial Disparity

This study examines behavioral characteristics and systematic responses that underlie the state of racial/ethnic disparities in the Harris County jail system.

Save Black Lives

This report focuses on the significant contributions of Black public defenders and researchers in promoting equitable policy solutions to address the COVID-19 pandemic within the criminal legal system.

An Analysis of Incarceration, Crime, Unemployment and Rural Spaces

This analysis examines the relationship between prison sentences for non-violent crimes and unemployment rates at both the Congressional District and State level.

The Intersections of COVID-19, Police Brutality, and Black Mental Health

The purpose examines the intersecting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and police brutality epidemic on the mental health and well-being of Black Americans.

School Suspension Disparities

This report presents an analysis of school discipline.

Evaluation of the Dallas County Diversion Male Court

This report analyzes the predictors of new offenses and drug/alcohol usage among 144 juveniles assigned to the Diversion male Court of Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department.

Housing Disenfranchisement

This report examines existing policies regarding the connection between public housing and certain types of offenses, focusing on draft rules under consideration by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

This report provides a comprehensive overview of our suggested policy focus, activities, and the prevailing political environment during the 87th Texas Legislative session.

Restructuring Civilian Payouts for Police Misconduct

This brief examines the concerning issue of police killings in the United States and the consequential lack of accountability within law enforcement that perpetuates this trend.

Incarcerating Democracy

This brief provides an analysis of voter suppression and felony disenfranchisement