Te'iva is a Public Defender in Houston Texas who is running to bring true reform to the criminal justice system. Te'iva started out her career as a prosecutor in Harris County before, joining the Harris County Public Defenders Office where she is currently a Senior Litigator in the Felony Trial Section.
Te'iva is running for Judge of the 339th Criminal District Court in Houston Texas. For the last fifteen years she has litigated almost every type of criminal case, and has had a front row seat to the best and the worst of what our system has to offer. She believes it is time to get past just talking about criminal justice reform, and actually start implementing practices that help make it a reality. Te'iva would like to bring mentorship, and restorative justice techniques to Harris County.