Leadership Training

We bring together people who have been incarcerated and their families for intensive trainings that cover the root causes of criminalization, the legacy of slavery in the Texas prison system, reentry rights, and community organizing 101.

Community Organizing

We do not have the power to end the criminalization of our families and neighborhoods by ourselves. To win, we must create a racial justice movement that is led by those who are most affected, and builds long-lasting power in our communities.

Transforming Stigma and Shame

Folks who have been locked up are labeled as “criminal”, and their families are often shamed. This further isolates our communities. At TAJ we break down stigma and shame and reclaim our right to tell our stories in our words.

Ending Criminalization of Our Families

From schools, to the police, to prosecutors, to prisons, Texas’ criminal justice system targets low-income individuals and people of color, especially African Americans. TAJ boldly speaks out to confront this system and takes action to end the criminalization of our families.

Texas Advocates for Justice was formed out of the need to organize and lift up the voices of those most impacted by and concerned about over-incarceration and criminalization of our communities.

Leadership Training

Recognizing that Texas incarcerates more people than any other state, and that a majority of those incarcerated in Texas come from Houston, we began our organizing there. We believe that people who have been directly affected by incarceration, together with their families, should lead the movement for change in Texas.

We offer intensive community organizing trainings designed to build on the expertise, experience, and powerful commitment of our members. Graduates of our training become members of our action network where we put our training into practice and advance our mission to end the criminalization of our communities.

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Have you or a loved one been incarcerated or deported? Join formerly incarcerated individuals and their families for a three-day leadership and community organizing training in Houston.

Childcare will be provided onsite.

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Ha sido usted o un ser querido encarcelado or deportado? Acompañe a individuos previamente encarcelados y sus familias en el entrenamiento liderazgo y organización comunitaria in Houston.

Cuidado de niños estará disponible en el sitio.

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Leadership training | Entrenamiento liderazgo

September 15, 2017, 5:00pm - September 17, 2017, 5:00pm

*Bilingual message/Mensaje bilingue* Have you or a loved one been incarcerated or deported? Join formerly incarcerated individuals and their families for a three-day leadership and community organizi...

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Este entrenamiento gratuito de los Defensores para la Formación de Justicia de Texas se lleva a cabo en Houston, Texas. La capacitación se enfocará en fomentar la organización comunitaria, la confianza y el liderazgo. Se proveerá comida a todos los asistentes. La tarifa del autobús se proporcionará a quien lo solicite. ¡Podemos trabajar con su oficial de período de prueba o su oficial de libertad condicional, para obtener permiso para que usted asista a la capacitación! ¡Solo háganoslo saber!

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Por favor llene la solicitud completa de Texas Advocates for Justice Training aqui: ow.ly/wIYX30e8O9H
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Entrenamiento de liderazgo & organización comunitaria

August 11, 2017, 5:00pm - August 13, 2017, 5:00pm

Este entrenamiento gratuito de los Defensores para la Formación de Justicia de Texas se lleva a cabo en Houston, Texas. La capacitación se enfocará en fomentar la organización comunitaria, la conf...

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This free Texas Advocates for Justice Training is being held in Houston, Texas. The training will focus on building community, transformative organizing and leadership. Food will be provided to all attendees. Bus fare will provided upon request. We can work with your probation or parole officer to get permission for you to attend the training, just let us know!

Childcare available.

Please complete full application for Texas Advocates for Justice Training here: ow.ly/wIYX30e8O9H
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Leadership & Community Organizing Training

August 11, 2017, 5:00pm - August 13, 2017, 5:00pm

This free Texas Advocates for Justice Training is being held in Houston, Texas. The training will focus on building community, transformative organizing and leadership. Food will be provided to all at...

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2nd Annual Night Out for Safety and Liberation.
#safetyis Affordable housing, healthcare, better school systems. A job with a living wage.
sponsored by TEXAS ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE HOUSTON CHAPTER JUSTICE
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