Jennifer Peña is currently running for a seat on the bench in the 290th District Court of Bexar County. As a former juvenile detention officer, Peña advocates for proper rehabilitative justice, allowing non-violent, juvenile offenders to receive a second chance from the court. It was because of this experience that Peña chose to run for office. She hopes to transform the way her community views non-violent offenders, believing that 290th District Court does not currently make a positive impact on its constituents, stating “we could do better; the criminal justice system could do better.” This isn’t the first time Peña has approached this issue; she ran for the same seat on the bench four years ago but was unsuccessful. Now she has come back, fighting harder than ever for the same purpose: giving folks a second chance.