The Texas Smart-On-Crime Coalition (TSCC) was founded in 2014 by the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, specifically in response to Texas’ ineffective and costly overreliance on incarceration.  In 2015, TSCC invited the Christian Life Commission to join the Executive Committee.

More often than not, it seems the criminal justice system is more about turning people into criminals than about seeking true justice.  Texas sends far too many people to prison.  This expensive approach can destroy the life of someone who otherwise could be productive and taxpaying, were it not for a simple mistake.

TSCC members have united to pursue cost-effective reforms that enhance public safety, promote safe rehabilitation, and save taxpayer dollars.

Learn how you can promote effective policy recommendations that enhance public safety, promote safe rehabilitation, and save taxpayer dollars at smartoncrimetexas.com.

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