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Virtual Criminal Justice Symposium Features Stellar Cast of Speakers
September 23, 2020
Conference to focus on challenges facing newly-released prisoners. Half-day event includes a first-ever showing of In Her Shoesem>, a documentary about art, self-esteem, women and their life’s shoes that was filmed at Lew Sterrett Jail.

Unlocking DOORS® to honor Kelcy Warren and the Dallas Cowboys/the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation with the 2020 Susan McHenry Golden Key Award for their dedication to public safety and reduction of crime
September 23, 2020
Unlocking DOORS®, Dallas-based Unlocking DOORS, a community-based reentry resource that gives those released from prison/jail a second chance to be successful, announced today that Kelcy Warren, CEO of Dallas-based Energy Transfer, and The Dallas Cowboys/The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation will receive the 2020 Susan McHenry Golden Key Award. PRESS RELEASE

Unlocking DOORS® From Stilettos to Crocs — As Told by Women in Dallas County Jail
September 23, 2020
Documentary produced by local filmmaker to be previewed at upcoming symposium on criminal justice and offender reentry after prison. PRESS RELEASE

Unlocking DOORS® Host Site for Safe Streets & Second Chances Study
May 15, 2018
Unlocking DOORS®, Texas’ most innovative and cutting-edge community reentry resource network for former offenders, is hosting a national training for a two-year research project led by Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis, Founding Director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development and Associate Professor at Florida State University. PRESS RELEASE

Unlocking DOORS® headquarters and client resource center opens today
March 31, 2017
Unlocking DOORS®, Texas’ cutting-edge community reentry network for ex-offenders, opened new state headquarters and Client Resource Center, named in honor of the Texas Bar Foundation - which will provide countless services, resources and networking opportunities to Unlocking DOORSTM' clients as they find their way to a future of self-sufficiency that is crime-free. PRESS RELEASE

Unlocking DOORS® teams up with high-tech software company to make communities safer and improve criminal justice
February 15, 2017
Texas’ most innovative and comprehensive “community reentry network” for ex-offenders – has begun using the ground-breaking Pieces Iris™ software to help its staff reduce crime and improve success rates for people with criminal backgrounds who are transitioning back into the community. PRESS RELEASE