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Matt Simpson Advisory Board Member, Legislative Consultant

Mr. Simpson received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Baylor University and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, OR before becoming a Policy Strategist at the ACLU of Texas in 2008. As Policy Strategist, he lobbies the state legislature and assists with local campaigns related to youth rights and criminal justice issues such as prison and jail conditions, law enforcement information sharing, and ending the school to prison pipeline. Mr. Simpson worked alongside the TJP advocating for reforms in local practice and law in county jails during the 2009, 2011, and 2013 legislative sessions. He helps coordinate advocacy targeting the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and reforms to standards via that agency.