Harris County Violence Interruption Program

On June 9, 2020, Harris County Commissioner’s Court earmarked $25 million for criminal justice system diversion programs to improve overall health and safety. At the same time, the Harris County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to direct the “Justice Administration Department, Commissioners Court Analyst's Office, and Public Health [to] analyze the feasibility and cost of creating a new county-level agency or program to administer violence interruption programs based on proven public health techniques to end cycles of violence in the community.

Safety Initiatives