Maggie Luna is the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Peer Policy Fellow at the Texas Center for Justice and Equity, having joined the organization in early 2020. In her role, she is focused on creating advocacy opportunities for system-impacted Texans. Maggie’s passion for justice policy is fueled by her own lived experience with system involvement and substance use, including incarceration at state and county levels in Texas. Just one year after her release from prison, Maggie began advocating for a host of women’s dignity bills and, throughout Texas’s 2019 legislative session, she encouraged lawmakers to support reforms including conditions of confinement. A graduate of the Smart Justice Speakers Bureau at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Maggie coordinates the Statewide Leadership Council, which TCJE launched to elevate the voices of system-impacted people in local and state policy reform.
To contact Maggie, please email MLuna@TexasCJE.org.