House Representative

Giddings, Helen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/17/2017

Press Conference at UNT Dallas College of Law

WHAT: Press Conference at UNT Dallas College of Law

WHEN: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

WHO: State Representative Helen Giddings, UNT College of Law Dean Royal Furgeson, faculty and students.

WHERE: UNT Dallas College of Law School Lobby
1901 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75201


Representative Helen Giddings is joining the University of North Texas College of Law to discuss House Bill 1507 and House Bill 1508. Championed by students of the law school, these bills will put in place needed reforms to ensure transparency around our criminal justice policies.

These bills, the product of extensive research and advocacy from ten law students, are common-sense reforms that will be instrumental in reversing the systemic barriers to reentry for ex-offenders who have paid their debt to society and turned their lives around.

Speaking at the announcement will be Rep. Giddings, Dean Royal Furgeson, the students who worked on the legislation, and Tina Naidoo, the Executive Director of the Texas Offender Reentry Initiative.

This press conference will discuss the significant impact of the legislation and the remarkable collaboration between the Legislature and the students of the UNT College of Law.



For more information contact: David Feigen