Director of Policy and Advocacy, Texas Center for Justice and Equity
Alycia Castillo is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Texas Center for Justice and Equity. Alycia leads the organization’s policy research and advocacy aimed at upending systems of oppression and building an infrastructure of support.
Alycia joined TCJE as a Policy Associate during the state’s 86th Legislative Session in 2019. She works with individuals, families, and community groups with lived experience in the criminal punishment system to elevate their perspectives and needs to shape a more just public policy. Alycia previously worked as a teacher, specializing in positive-based learning interventions for students with learning disabilities.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Texas State University, and she brings a trauma-informed perspective to her analysis of the intersecting factors that drive system involvement. Alycia currently serves as a member of the Harris County JDAI Collaborative Steering/Executive Committee, and an Advisory Council Member for the Change Happens VOICES Program.