The goal of the Live Free DFW campaign is to organize directly impacted people, their allies, and clergy to assist in ending mass incarceration and gun violence in Texas. Led by a diverse group of faith leaders, we fight against mass incarceration, police brutality, and violence against black, brown, and low-income people. We are building a movement to influence city, state. and national legislators to pass laws that reflect the humanity and value of all people.

Issue Priorities:

The Live Free Campaign focuses on three issue priorities:

  • Expand Police Training

  • Reform criminal justice policies

  • Build community systems that promote trust


Faith in Texas works with a variety of community and state partners on criminal justice reform, including Texas Impact, Texas Organizing Project, and Mothers Against Police Brutality

Current Initiatives:

  • Implementing cite and release policies for low-level drug possession

  • Implementing fair hiring and fair housing laws for the formerly incarcerated in Dallas County

  • Pursuing convictions of offices who have engaged in police brutality and use of deadly force.

  • Criminal Justice reform policy in the Texas 85th Legislative Session (Against HB 577 and in
    support of SB 1849)

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Live Free DFW is a campaign of faith-based communities committed to addressing the root causes of incarceration, crime and violence. We believe that the mass criminalization and incarceration of black, brown and low income people, together with a lack of opportunity, has contributed to a state of crisis throughout our country. We are a campaign of Faith in Texas, a movement of faith communities working together for economic and racial justice.


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Live Free DFW is committed to dismantling the mass-criminalization of black, brown and low income people by mobilizing the faith community to action. We raise the voices of formerly incarcerated people and member congregations to create equity, allowing all in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to simply live free.

Faith in Texas is part of the PICO National Network, the country’s largest multi-racial, multi-faith network organizing faith communities to solve community problems. LIVE FREE is a national, state and local campaign of Faith in Texas together with our sister organizations across the country in the PICO National Network.

Click to Download The Live Free Dallas County Report       Click to Download The Live Free DFW Plan