State Counsel for Offenders

Safeguarding the Constitution and promoting justice by providing quality legal services exclusively to indigent persons confined in Texas correctional facilities. What We Do SCFO is responsible for providing legal counsel and representation to indigent persons while they are incarcerated in the TDCJ. SCFO also provides legal representation to currently and formerly incarcerated clients facing civilContinue reading “State Counsel for Offenders”

The Source: Civil Commitment In Texas Changes, But Does It Go Far Enough?

THE SOURCE: Paul Flahive; No Date Found ___________________________________________________ This podcast was done prior to the Texas Civil Commitment Center in Littlefield, TX opening. It is worth the time to listen. In Texas and many other states, violent sexual predators are civilly committed, They are held to a strict degree of participation in treatment programs, andContinue reading “The Source: Civil Commitment In Texas Changes, But Does It Go Far Enough?”

What is Access to Justice?

SOURCE: The Texas Access to Justice Commission “Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building; it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists. It is fundamental that justice should beContinue reading “What is Access to Justice?”


Governor Abbott-(512) 463-2000 – Office of the Governor Main Switchboard(office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST) OR CLICK HERE to share your opinion: Senator Hinojosa-(capitol) 512-463-0120 / 956-318-0725 Senator Menendez-(capitol) 512-463-0126 / 210-733-6604 Senator Alvarado-(capitol) 512-463-0106 / 713-926-6257 Senator Miles-(capitol) 512-463-0113 / 713-665-8322 / 713-223-0387 Senator Zaffarini-(capitol) 512-463-0121 / 956-722-2293 Representative MattContinue reading “CALL DAILY, DEMAND JUSTICE”

People You Can Contact

American Civil Liberties Union ACLU of Texas Executive Director: Terri Burke / (713) 942-8146 Web: NAACP of Lubbock / / Jessica E Hollidai, Assistant Treasurer, Lubbock NAACP #6198 / (806) 401-1657 / League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) LULAC 263 / Web: Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (334) 956-8200 orContinue reading “People You Can Contact”


A statewide resource for individuals impacted by registration and civil commitment. Texas Voices 877-215-6688 Texas Voices For Reason & JusticeP.O. Box 23539San Antonio, Texas 78223 Our Statement Texas Voices For Reason and Justice is a statewide, non-profit, volunteer organization devoted to promoting a more balanced, effective, and rational criminal justice system. TVRJ advocates forContinue reading “TEXAS VOICE FOR REASON AND JUSTICE”