Doug Smith is a senior criminal justice policy analyst with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC), where he develops policies to reduce Texas’ over-reliance on incarceration and improve reentry for people leaving prison. Doug graduated magna cum laude from St. Edward’s University in 1994 and earned his master of science of social work from The University of Texas at Austin in 2000. He previously served as a policy analyst in the Texas House of Representatives’ Committee on Human Services, as well as a legislative director for a member of the House. In addition to his state-level advocacy work with TCJC, Doug serves on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reentry Taskforce, as treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Austin Sobering Center, and as board member at the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism and Addiction.
Policy analysis, coalition building, legislative strategy, leadership development, public health approaches to illicit drug use, felony probation reform, sentencing reform, ending mass incarceration, field education.