Channing Neary

Office of the District Attorney
Travis County, TX

CHANNING NEARY has 17 years of experience working as a prosecutor and defense attorney, advocating for both survivors and the accused in her criminal law practice in Travis County and surrounding areas. She is passionate about criminal justice reform initiatives, particularly in the areas of harm reduction and restorative justice. Channing has served on the board of directors of the Texas Advocacy Project and the Texas Harm Reduction Alliance. She earned her BA from the University of Arizona in Communication and a Pre-Law Thematic minor. She earned her JD from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. She is currently licensed to practice law in Texas and the United States District Court, Western District of Texas.


The Travis County District Attorney (DA) is at the forefront of efforts to dismantle our nation’s endemic over-reliance on incarceration, having designing a robust restorative justice pilot program for juveniles, allowing youth to resolve their offenses outside of the formal carceral system. The DA will partner with a FUSE Executive Fellow for one year to first implement this pilot, and then sustain and scale the program.