WHAT: The opportunity for media to photograph or film the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Houston branch honor D.A. Devon Anderson with the Legal Redress Award at the 2016 Alex Awards Luncheon. The Legal Redress Award is given to individuals for outstanding commitment to equal justice, legal excellence, as well as criminal justice reform. D.A. Anderson is the first Harris County District Attorney to receive this prestigious honor.
WHO: D.A. Devon Anderson, Harris County District Attorney, NAACP-Houston & many more
WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Houston Hotel (Near NRG Stadium), 8686 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77054
HOW: Contact Stephanie Belton at (713) 274-5936
WHY: District Attorney Anderson has continued to create innovative diversion programs, which is driving a culture change in the county’s criminal justice system. District Attorney Anderson has also implemented programs like the First Chance Intervention Program to prevent prosecuting low-level marijuana possession arrests, in order to spare young people from the burden of a criminal record and to instead allocate further law enforcement resources for the prosecution of more serious crimes like human traffickers, and money launderers who profit from dangerous industries like drug cartels, prostitution and gambling.
D.A. Devon Anderson: “I am honored to receive such a monumental award from the NAACP – Houston. Our office is fully committed to fostering goodwill and giving back to the communities that we are assigned to protect and to serve. I am dedicated to upholding the integrity of this office by fairly enforcing the law and using cutting-edge strategies to insure public safety. Community members, such as the NAACP-Houston, play a crucial role in attaining that goal. This office is an open district attorney’s office, accessible to all Harris County residents, and committed to building mutual trust and respect between law enforcement and the community.”