A welcoming space for nursing mothers or individuals who may require a wellness facility is coming to three Harris County courts.

The lactation stations will be available for employees, jurors or members of the public visiting the courthouse, according to agenda documents.

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The three stations will be housed at the following county courts in downtown Houston:
  • Criminal Justice Center
  • Civil Courthouse
  • Jury Assembly building

What happened

At a Feb. 27 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting, commissioners approved the donation of the three lactation stations that was valued at approximately $99,000.

Precinct 4 staff worked with the Houston Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation to coordinate the stations at the three county courts, according to a Precinct 4 court memo.

Diana Gomez is the president of the Houston Bar Association.

"By accepting these lactation pods, we're sending a message that Harris County is dedicated to access to justice, including nursing mothers who may serve as jurors, litigants and court staff, as well as female attorneys who practice at the highest level ... and belong in the courthouse," Gomez said.