Center for Public Policy Priorities


We stand for community.
People from all walks of life. United.
CPPP educates the community about the challenges facing low- and moderate-income Texans, and all of us. We host a variety of public education events throughout the year, as well as speaking at community events across the state.
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 CPPP Education Events


Date: December 2, 2014
Time: All day
Location: Anywhere

Immediately following Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes #GivingTuesday, a new global day dedicated to giving back. 

This #GivingTuesday we invite you to DARE Texas to be the best state for hardworking Families!

1. Post an #unselfie with your DARE!

2. Make a donation to CPPP to help us fight for Texans of all backgrounds to be healthy, well-educated, and financially secure!

 Community Events

Better Re-Entry from Jail through Forensic Peer Support 

Date: December 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
3001 Lake Austin Blvd.
4th Floor
Austin, TX 78703

Please join the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and CPPP for a community mental health forum to explore the challenges and opportunities of release from jail for individuals with lived experience of mental illness.  The forum will highlight the potential of a Peer Support Re-Entry Program in which an individual with lived experience of mental illness provides support and guidance to an inmate with lived experience during the transition from a local county jail into a recovery-oriented life.  Our aim is to close the revolving door for individuals with mental illness cycling in and out of jail by ensuring that they are supported during a difficult transition and connect with community-based mental health care.