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Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coalition Visits Bexar County

On Wednesday May 11th, members of the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coalition visited  San Antonio, TX to learn more about Bexar County’s jail diversion programs. Hosted by the Center for Health Care Services (CHCS), the group met with program administrators, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and representatives from mental health and judicial services of Bexar County. Read more about Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coalition Visits Bexar County

In Texas to raise funds, Clinton ignores immigrant family detention crisis

The group of 15 people sang together as they waited for Clinton — first in the lobby of the hotel and then on the sidewalk outside after being removed by hotel staff. Their message was: Do more.

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Immigrant rights advocates in Austin were disappointed Friday afternoon when presidential candidate Hillary Clinton refused to speak with them about family detention during a fundraiser in Austin. Read more about In Texas to raise funds, Clinton ignores immigrant family detention crisis

Grassroots Leadership welcomes Criminal Justice Program Associate, Lewis Conway, Jr.!

Grassroots Leadership is pleased to welcome Lewis Conway, Jr. to our team as our Criminal Justice Program Associate for the summer 2016! Lewis will be supporting our local criminal justice work, including outreach and planning for our upcoming Texas Advocates for Justice organizing training in Austin. Read more about Grassroots Leadership welcomes Criminal Justice Program Associate, Lewis Conway, Jr.!

Immigrant rights advocates tell Clinton: Let’s talk about family detention while you’re in Texas

Via Not1More: Erika Almiron of Juntos forced the question of family detention into this town hall. "...We wanted to see not what Clinton promises for the future but what she’s doing now for the women inside," said said.

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Democratic presidential hopeful Sec. Hillary Clinton will be in Austin Friday to attend a fundraiser at the W Hotel and immigrant rights advocates will be in the lobby hoping to talk to the candidate about family detention before she leaves.

They are asking Sec. Clinton to do more than make campaign promises and use her influence before November to push for an end to family detention and for a stop to the raids on women and children. Read more about Immigrant rights advocates tell Clinton: Let’s talk about family detention while you’re in Texas