Research & Reports

Title Project Area Issue/Topic Document Type Date
File: Comments from Appleseed Centers to the U.S. Department of Education (Office for Civil Rights) re: Request for Information Regarding the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline Education Justice School Discipline More Resources
File: Summer 2021 Newsletter Printed Newsletters
File: Letter to Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Members of the Texas Legislature re: Bail Criminal Justice Pretrial & Detention More Resources
File: Winter 2020 Newsletter Printed Newsletters
File: In the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: Lauren Terkel; et. al. v. Center for Disease Control and Prevention; United States Department of Health and Human Services; et. al. Disaster Recovery & Fair Housing Eviction Records & Housing Stability Amicus Briefs
File: In the Texas Supreme Court, NO. 20-0378, In the Interests of J.F.-G., A Child Foster Care Amicus Briefs
File: Letter Regarding Harris County Sheriff Appointment Criminal Justice Policing, Citations & Arrests, Pretrial & Detention More Resources
File: Support Extending Liaisons to College Students Experiencing Homelessness Youth Homelessness Youth & Liaison Support More Resources
File: Support HB 3660: Ensure Equity Between Court Systems for Juvenile Cases Juvenile Justice Fines & Fees More Resources
Report: Texas at the Crossroads: Protecting Privacy and Civil Rights Fair Financial Services Data Privacy & Financial Technology Reports
File: Support HB 4113: Ensure Continued Access to TJJD Aggregate Data Juvenile Justice More Resources
File: Concerns About SB 1089, HB 2432 (via TFLA) Fair Financial Services Payday & Auto Title Lending Reform More Resources
File: Why Texas Needs Payday and Auto Title Lending Reform NOW (from TFLA) Fair Financial Services Payday & Auto Title Lending Reform More Resources
File: City Ordinances to Address Payday and Auto Title Loan Cycle of Debt and Affordability Challenges (from TFLA) Fair Financial Services Payday & Auto Title Lending Reform More Resources
Report: Debt, Access to Justice and Racial Equity Fair Financial Services Debt Collection Reports
File: Serving Children Too Young to Enter the Juvenile Justice System: Raise the Lower Age from 10 to 13 Juvenile Justice Raise the Lower Age More Resources
Report: Education Transformed: The K-12 Experience in Texas During the Coronavirus Pandemic Education Justice COVID-19 Recovery & Schools Reports
File: Raise the Lower Age Juvenile Justice Raise the Lower Age More Resources
File: Help Keep Kids in Foster Care Out of the Juvenile System Juvenile Justice, Foster Care State Secure Facilities, Foster Care & Courts More Resources
File: End Texas' Youth Curfews: Support HB 561 & SB 1486 Juvenile Justice Curfew Ordinances More Resources
File: Decriminalize Runaway & End Ineffective Institutionalization for Youth Accused of a Status Offense Youth Homelessness Increasing Awareness of Youth Experiencing Homelessness More Resources
Report: Use of Public Pandemic Aid by Texas Payday & Auto Title Loan Businesses Fair Financial Services Payday & Auto Title Lending Reform Reports
File: Letter to the Texas Department of Insurance Re: Erroneous and Misleading Information Related to Auto Insurance Premium Relief Fair Financial Services Insurance More Resources
File: Complaint to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ Civil Rights Division) re: Texas Juvenile Justice Department State Secure Facilities Juvenile Justice State Secure Facilities More Resources
File: Summer 2020 Newsletter Printed Newsletters
File: Letter to the Texas Education Agency re: Urging TEA to Issue Guidance to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness Youth Homelessness Increasing Awareness of Youth Experiencing Homelessness More Resources
File: Texas Attorney General Opinion: Threatens Basic Borrower Protections for High-Cost Loans Fair Financial Services Payday & Auto Title Lending Reform More Resources
File: Letter to Dallas ISD re: Proposed K-12 Suspension Ban Education Justice School Discipline More Resources
Report: Justice Can’t Wait: Independence Day Agenda for Houston Policing Criminal Justice Policing, Citations & Arrests Reports
Report: Driven by Debt: Houston Criminal Justice Fines & Fees Reports
Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Should Not Be Profit Boon for Texas Auto Insurers (Issue Brief) Fair Financial Services Insurance Reports
File: Letter: Call to Divest from San Antonio ISD’s School Policing Education Justice School Policing More Resources
File: Letter: Call to Divest from Austin ISD’s School Policing Education Justice School Policing More Resources
File: Letter: Call to Divest from HISD’s School Policing Education Justice School Policing More Resources
File: Letter: Call to Divest from Dallas ISD’s School Policing Education Justice School Policing More Resources
File: Open Letter from Advocates to State Policymakers, Officials, and Administrators Regarding Education Justice Responses to COVID-19 Education Justice COVID-19 Recovery & Schools More Resources
File: Letter to Houston Mayor and City Council from the HOME Coalition and Community Partners Regarding In-Person Public Comment Disaster Recovery & Fair Housing More Resources
File: National Group Letter to State and District Education Leaders: Equity for Marginalized Students Education Justice, Youth Homelessness COVID-19 Recovery & Schools, Youth & Liaison Support More Resources
File: Letter to Texas School Districts: Distance Learning, DAEP and JJAEP, During COVID-19 Education Justice COVID-19 Recovery & Schools, School Discipline More Resources
File: Fact Sheet: Texas Voters Overwhelmingly Support 36% Rate Cap Fair Financial Services Payday & Auto Title Lending Reform More Resources
File: Comment Letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) re: Funeral Rule Regulatory Review Fair Financial Services Protecting Seniors from Financial Abuse More Resources
File: Letter to Bastrop Mayor Schroeder and the Bastrop City Council: Juvenile Curfew Ordinance Juvenile Justice Curfew Ordinances More Resources
File: Letter to TEA Regarding CARES Act Educational Funds for State’s Most Vulnerable Students Education Justice COVID-19 Recovery & Schools More Resources
File: Letter from Dr. Sarah Fortune re: COVID-19 in Jails Criminal Justice Pretrial & Detention More Resources
File: Letter to the Texas Department of Insurance, Fair Pricing for Auto Insurance Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Fair Financial Services Insurance More Resources
File: Letter to Gov. Abbott re: Amending Texas’ Request for a Disaster Declaration to Seek Additional Individual Assistance, Other Programs by Stafford Act Disaster Recovery & Fair Housing Equitable Disaster Recovery More Resources
File: COVID-19 County Criminal Justice Stakeholder Toolkit Criminal Justice Policing, Citations & Arrests, Pretrial & Detention More Resources
File: Comments to HUD: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, (FR-6123-P-02, January 14, 2020) Disaster Recovery & Fair Housing Fair Housing & Access to Opportunity More Resources
File: Port Isabel Brief: Cameron County Housing Authority et al v. City of Port Isabel et al., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Disaster Recovery & Fair Housing Equitable Disaster Recovery, Fair Housing & Access to Opportunity More Resources
File: Comments to HUD re: Housing and Community Development Act of 1980, Verification of Eligible Status Disaster Recovery & Fair Housing Eviction Records & Housing Stability, Fair Housing & Access to Opportunity More Resources