Chris Harris is a native Texan, proud son and passionate advocate working to upend our unjust status quo by dismantling systems of surveillance, punishment and exclusion and building systems of support, accountability and restoration. He currently serves as the Policy Director for the Austin Justice Coalition and volunteers for numerous organizations and causes in Austin. Chris has contributed to winning campaigns aimed at limiting: racial disparities in the criminal legal system, police violence, criminalization of poverty, ICE detentions, pre-trial incarceration, subpar indigent defense and investment in police and prisons.
Chris was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas and raised in the Metroplex. He’s an alumni of Austin College where he studied political science and international relations. He enjoys consuming news and tacos in unhealthy quantities, and dropping dimes and feathery jump hooks on the basketball court.