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2307 Union St.
Houston, Texas 77007
The Gulf Region Advocacy Center
GRACE is an independent, client-centered, Houston-based charity that provides high quality capital defense to indigents facing the death penalty. Beginning in 2002 with our life-saving representation of Calvin Burdine, who had been returned to Harris County for retrial because his original attorney slept during his first trial, to the dramatic life verdict in the 2008 jury trial of Juan Quintero Perez for murder of a police officer, and our successful pro bono representation of many other Texas defendants, GRACE has relied upon private funding, and volunteer labor to bring the methodologies of successful capital defense offices around the country to bear in the bloodiest courthouses in America. READ MORE...
Countdown to Giving! Help GRACE Meet Its 2012 Budget--We're Almost There!
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who donated to us in 2012! GRACE relies heavily on donors to continue its lifesaving work, and so we couldn't do it without you! Thank you to everyone and happy new year!
Sister Helen Prejean Talks About GRACE and Why Our Work Is So Important:
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With the Holidays just around the corner, check GoodShop and iGive first for all your holiday shopping and select "Gulf Region Advocacy Center" as your charity of choice. It costs you nothing but adds up for GRACE.
As you know, the Gulf Region Advocacy Center (GRACE) just celebrated Ten Years of life-saving work with a series of events which featured Sister Helen Prejean, Mike Farrell, Steve Earle, Jason Baldwin and others!!
All of us here at GRACE would like to thank everyone who donated and contributed to our 10th Anniversary events. Our Anniversary was a major success! We couldn't have done it without the many generous donations, contributions, and the support of all of our friends.
After ten years, against all odds, and with the help of generous individuals and organizations from around the world, GRACE has saved dozens of lives and helped ensure that no capital defendant will ever again face a jury with his lawyer asleep beside him. Now, with support from Atlantic Philanthropies -- including a matching grant that will double all your holiday donations - we can continue representing indigent defendants facing the death penalty for free.
So skip the lines and save lives by checking GoodShop and iGive for all your holiday shopping!
Check out GRACE's Video at The Giving Library:
The Giving Library is an online video archive providing philanthropists at all levels of giving with an efficient way to learn about work being done by nonprofits, such as the Gulf Region Advocacy Center. Check out GRACE's Video and Giving Library Page!
August 2012: GRACE staff are honored to have worked with NAACP LDF and lead counsel George Kendall of Squire Sanders in securing a life-saving plea for Delma Banks and a bringing a final resolution to the case for the Whitehead family.Read more...
June 2012: GRACE Executive Director, Danalynn Recer, in conjunction with LCAC, secured a life in prison without the possibility for parole plea for Dominic Robinson. Click hereto read the The Times-Picayune article.
May 2012: GRACE secures a new hearing for Louisiana death row inmate Todd Wessinger... read more.
May 2012: Columbia Law School uncovers evidence that Texas executed an innocent man... read more.
April 2012: GRACE secures a stay of execution for Louisiana death row inmate Todd Wessinger... read more.
December 2011: Thank you to everyone who has helped GRACE and our clients survive another year! Here is our 2011 Holiday Newsletter.
December 2011: GRACE is ranked in this years Philanthropedia Local Criminal Justice charities... read more.
November 2011: GRACE board member represents British women on death row featured in documentary... read more.
November 2011: Help GRACE on this Cyber Monday! ... read more.
October 2011: GRACE director discusses the effect race has on sentencing in a death penalty case at the New Yorker Festival... read more.