Christina Melton-Crain

Founder and President/CEO of Unlocking DOORS®

Christina Melton Crain, Esq.  is the Founder and President/CEO of Unlocking DOORS®, an innovative Dallas-based reentry organization providing a road to success for countless men and women wanting to start over after involvement in the criminal justice system through a unique model called “Reentry Brokerage®”.

In her law practice, she specializes in child/juvenile representation, mediation and legislative issues. She served as the 100th President of the Dallas Bar Association, as well as a former president of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association and a former Director of the State Bar of Texas.

Crain is the former Chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice and is the first and only woman to lead the nine-member board. While at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, she implemented many successful programs, such as TDCJ GO KIDS and the widely recognized AMACHI Texas mentoring initiative. She has a Texas State prison facility named in her honor – the Christina Melton Crain Unit in Gatesville, Texas.