Court of Criminal Appeals

Welcome to the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit (TCJIU) 

The TCJIU is an ad hoc committee created by Judge Barbara Hervey of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Established in June 2008, the TCJIU held its first formal meeting in August 2008. The TCJIU was created to review the strengths and weaknesses of the Texas criminal justice system. Furthermore, the TCJIU’s purpose is to bring about meaningful reform through education, training, and legislative recommendations. It is not a forum for any particular group, nor does it embrace the plan of one particular political party.

TCJIU meetings are posted through the Texas Register as open meetings. Anyone may also request to be added to our general email list, which is used for periodic updates and meeting notifications.