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Legislative Update: Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 1004 into law

On Thursday, May 18, Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 1004 into law. The bill which will make it a crime to remove, destroy, or tamper with an ankle monitor, goes into effect September 1, 2023. Back in 2018, Crime Stoppers of Houston was the first to bring public attention to the issue of offenders removing their ankle monitors after a parolee cut off his monitor and went on a killing spree in Harris County. Sex offenders were also discovered to have removed their ankle monitors and disappeared into thin air. In 2019, Crime Stoppers was the only entity to testify in support of the bill (failed to pass).

In 2023, we once again testified, along with law enforcement agencies, in support of this bill and are so proud to see that it’s been signed into law. Click below for more information on legislative efforts and to watch the breaking news story.

Thank you, Astros Foundation!

A very special night at Minute Maid Park for the Crime Stoppers of Houston team and board members! Crime Stoppers of Houston CEO Rania Mankarious and Board Chairman Lindsay Aronstein were presented with a generous gift from the Astros Foundation in support of our mission to solve and prevent crime.

Thank you to all those behind this gift and the night’s festivities – Jim and Whitney Crane, Sheridan and John Eddie Williams, Wendy Craven, Chris Massey and others.

The support of Crime Stoppers by these larger than life individuals and institution means more than we could ever express.

Back to School Donation Drive Deadline June 1

We are officially ONE WEEK away from the donation deadline for our Back to School donation drive and we still need your help filling 2,000 backpacks. Don’t let students start the school year without the tools they need to succeed. Join us in our mission to collect school supplies for students in need in the Greater Houston Area. 

Two easy ways to donate – Visit our Amazon Wishlist OR by making a monetary donation towards this project. Let us come together and help kids start the school year safely and in style!

2022- 20223 PSA Awards Ceremony

We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of all the students who participated in the 2022-2023 PSA Contest. This year’s campaign focused on #SeeSomethingSaySomething to educate the public about the seriousness of threats to life and raise awareness of the unfortunate reality faced by students and school staff on a daily basis on campuses.

Special thanks again to the FBI Houston Citizens Academy Alumni Association (CAAA) for partnering with us again!

Congratulations to the winners:

  • 1st Place: Cypress Ridge High School – The Team Away
  • 2nd Place: Cypress Woods High School – CyWoods Team 1
  • 3rd Place:  Cypress Creek High School – Ridge Media
2022 – 2023 PSA VIDEOS HERE
As we continue our monthly focus of Elder Abuse Awareness Month, we are committed to our mission to support and educate the community on the different types of abuse that occur amongst the elderly population.  It is crucial to recognize the signs of abuse to help prevent our loved ones from victimization. Click below to view our tips and resources. 
Thanks to the support of Spindletop Community Impact Partners, our Safe Community Institute is making a difference in our community by providing critical safety resources, specifically to increase awareness about human trafficking and its realities. 
Our webinars aim to educate and empower students, parents and the community members to be safer in their everyday lives. View our Q2 webinar calendar here!
Food For Thought: Counselors Lunch & Learn

If you are an ISD Counselor, you still have time to RSVP! Join us for our Food for Thought: Counselor Lunch and Learn, where the Safe School Institute will provide valuable insights and resources to support and educate your students on how to effectively utilize the Crime Stoppers of Houston anonymous Tip Line 713-222-TIPS (8477).

For the last 25 years, the Safe School Institute has provided free school safety presentations on many topics to serve the needs of school campuses in the Greater Houston area. Click below to register.

S.A.V.E – Summer Safety

Description: Students are engaging in activities that are new and unusual to do the lack of routine and free time when school is out. Programs Coordinator, Joshua Webb, will discuss how to keep students safe during the summer.

Register Here

SCI – Bullying Prevention

Summer Break means more device time. Technology and the Internet has caused a whole new form of bullying: cyberbullying. This presentation looks at the difference between in-person bullying and cyberbullying, addresses parent and school responsibilities regarding bullying, covers current bullying laws, and provides guidance on what to do should your child become a victim of bullying.

Register Here

Parents of Murdered Children – Monthly Meeting
June 13 | 7 PM CST – 8:30 PM CSTParents of Murdered Children and Surviving Family Members of Homicide meet at Crime Stoppers of Houston every month on the 2nd Tuesday.Click here for more information
Demand Reduction Strategy Summit
Hosted by Demand Disruption and Crime Stoppers of HoustonJune 21 | 9 AM CST – 4 PM CST
3001 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002 
Register Here
Statewide Training July 10 & 11 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Crime Stoppers of Houston invites you to attend our 2-day Crime Stoppers Virtual Statewide Training. TCOLE Credit available for attending all 10 webinars.

Register Here

Thanks to the Texas Crime Victims Assistance Grant Program (VOCA), our Victim Impact Statement Project provides the families of murdered victims an opportunity to always have their voices heard without the necessity of repeatedly appearing before a parole board. These powerful recordings, created with the families, provide a voice for future parole hearings.