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Board & Financials

Our Board of Directors

Sarah Sloan

Clinical Associate Prof, UT Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Eboni Calbow

Clinical Assistant Prof, UT Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Maria Anna Esparza

Former President of TJP Board

Daniel Moreno

Social Worker and Mitigation Specialist

David Hanson

Software Engineer

Past Board of Directors

Alycia Welch

Board Chair, Criminal Justice Reform Advocate

Sandra Smith

Peer Programs Manager, Via Hope

Lisa Hoyt

Lead Assistant General Counsel, TX Dept of AG


Texas Jail Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are not affiliated with and are not an official state agency. The official name of our organization, registered with the State Secretary, is The Jail Project of Texas, doing business (DBA) as Texas Jail Project.

2022 Form 990

2021 Form 990

2020 Form 990

2019 Form 990

2018 Form 990

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

Diversity Statement

TJP’s board members include a wide range of individuals, and who come to the mission of liberation from distinct political vantage points and personal experiences. The Board includes an educator/community organizer, a criminal justice policy expert, mental health policy expert with lived experience, an attorney, social workers and clinicians, and a software engineer/product manager/graphics designer. Our board’s diversity, however, runs much deeper than this array of vocations. We are also people of color, LGBTQ, and from a range of religious and non-religious traditions reflecting the communities we advocate with. But most importantly, almost every board member has lived experience of the criminal punishment system either through their own experience or via supporting a close family member.  

Because TJP believes in inclusiveness and being informed and led by those who are closest to the problem, all members of the board and staff have signed the following diversity statement:

  • The TJP board and staff will actively seek new board members who reflect the community we serve, i.e. board members who are people of color, people with low income, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, people formerly incarcerated, and people living with disabilities or mental illness. We also seek a balance of gender identity, age, and language, with a goal of nine board members by the end of 2025.
  • The TJP board and staff will include a wide range of lived experiences from communities that have been historically most harmed by mass incarceration, TJP shall strive to create a majority on the board and staff of BIPOC and formerly incarcerated people. 
  • The TJP board and staff shall encourage a more diverse group of advisors from marginalized communities across Texas with a particular focus on rural and semi-rural counties.

Programs and Services:

Texas Jail Project has a commitment to operate programs and provide services that are inclusive, respectful and that honor all cultural perspectives. While no person shall be excluded from TJP programs or services on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, income level, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or military status, or for any other discriminatory reason, we are intentional in focusing deeply on historically underserved and marginalized communities. Accordingly, we will not knowingly refer people who come to us for information, programs or services to any organization that engages in unlawful discriminatory practices.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of Jail Project of Texas (DBA Texas Jail Project) to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status.

The Jail Project of Texas is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of the Jail Project of Texas to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is the policy of the Jail Project of Texas to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. The Jail Project of Texas designated person for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity is Krish Gundu, 13121 Louetta Road #1330, Cypress TX 77429, (512) 469-7665, and

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