On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott established a customized clemency application specifically for survivors of human trafficking or domestic violence in coordination with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP).
“Texas is committed to empowering the survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking, and one of the surest signals of that goal is laying out a true path to redemption and restoration,” said Governor Abbott. “The gubernatorial pardon plays an important role in this redemption process, because it offers a second chance to survivors with criminal convictions resulting from their abuse or exploitation. I am grateful for our ongoing partnership with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles as we work together to develop a stronger justice system that promotes redemption, restoration, and transformation.”
The application will include a section that affords the applicant an opportunity to provide a statement to BPP about their human trafficking or domestic violence victimization.
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