Appointed Chairman of Interim Committee on Criminal Justice ReformMarch 10, 2022
Today, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Dade Phelan, announced the creation of a new interim study committee on Criminal Justice Reform. This committee is created to examine all elements of state policy that influence intake and outcomes in the state’s criminal justice system and make recommendations to protect the safety of all Texans and preserve Texans’ constitutional rights to due process of law.
In response to his committee appointments, Representative Leach stated the following:
“I am honored by the trust Speaker Phelan has placed in me by appointing me as Chairman of the interim committee on Criminal Justice Reform. I look forward to working with my House colleagues on this committee as we examine issues such as policing, criminal procedure and due process, and opportunities to reduce recidivism. You can be assured that I am committed to making sure that our justice system is fair and just to all people.”