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A Town Hall Meeting on How Pre-Trial will work under the Harris County Bail Bond Agreement Consent Decree

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Sponsored by

The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice

February 6, 2020

6:30 P.M.

Talento Bilingüe de Houston (TBA)

333 So. Jensen Dr. 

Houston, Texas 77002

 

Purpose of the town Hall Meeting on the status of Criminal Justice in Harris County is to educate the community at large, indigent defendants and community leaders on this historic bail reform agreement for Harris County, and the new protections for people accused of minor offenses in the country.

 

Program

6:30 P.M.                                      Opening Remarks

Cynthia Cole                                 Moderator

Johnny N. Mata                             Welcome
GHCFJ Presiding Officer

                                                                  Presentation

Sandra Guerra Thompson        Harris County Bail Bond  Agreement Consent Decree
Newell H. Blakely Chair
and Criminal Justice Institute Director
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
LAW CENTER

 

Panelists                          Administration of Bail Bond Consent  Decree

Kim Ogg Harris County
District Attorney

Edward Gonzales
Harris County Sheriff

Judge Darryl Jordan,
Chief of Harris County’s criminal justice

 

PRESS RELEASE:

January 15, 2020

Dear Greater Houston Coalition for Justice Board

Members, Associates and friends,

 “The days of throwing poor people in jail in Harris County and throwing away the key are over.” 

Johnny N. Mata, Presiding Officer, 

Greater Houston Coalition for Justice

As a results of Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal has signed off on a historic bail reform agreement for Harris County, setting in place new protections for people accused of minor offenses in the country’s third largest criminal justice system.

The sweeping agreement and consent decree seeks to level the playing field for the thousands of people arrested each year on misdemeanor charges and spend time in jail waiting for their trials simply because they cannot afford to pay bail.

The Greater Houston for justice has scheduled ” A Town Hall Meeting on How Pre-Trial will work under the Harris County Bail Bond  Agreement Consent Decree” on February 6, 2020 at 6:30m P.M. at TBH de Houston 333 So. Jensen.

 Purpose of the Town Hall Meeting is to focus on the status of Criminal Justice in Harris County and  to educate the community at large, indigent defendants and community leaders on this historic bail reform agreement for Harris County, and the new protections for people accused of minor offenses in the country.

When The Rubber Hits The Road

Our challenge is for each board member of the organization it represent to bring 10 persons to the town hall meeting.

Johnny N. Mata

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Date:
February 6
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Greater Houston Coalition for Justice
Email:
jeff_reese@hotmail.com

Venue

TBH (Talento Bilingüe de Houston)
333 S. Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Phone:
713.222.1213
Website:
https://www.tbhcenter.org/