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The TDCJ Chaplaincy Program plays an important role in fulfilling the agency's mission. Through pastoral care and programming that facilitates spiritual transformation, chaplaincy staff dedicates itself to helping offenders through rehabilitation and reentry.
The House and Senate versions of the General Appropriations Bill were filed on January 15, 2013. These bills will provide the starting point for the deliberations on budget matters impacting the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) as well as other state agencies. While it's common for the House and Senate budget proposals to differ, the bills as filed are identical in regards to appropriations for TDCJ.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) staff donated a total of $914,014 to the 2012 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) fundraising drive, with $361,952 raised in cash donations and $552,062 through payroll deductions. This year's total donation fell just short of 2011's record-setting figure.
In December, Oscar Mendoza was named the new Director of the Administrative Review and Risk Management (ARRM) Division for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Mendoza has more than 32 years of experience with the agency, having started his career as a correctional officer at the Eastham Unit in Lovelady.
Sam Houston State University's (SHSU) College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), will award scholarships to two Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) employees nominated by the agency and accepted into the SHSU Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management weekend program.
The 2012 Community Supervision Line Officer Award winners were recognized at the Judicial Advisory Council meeting during January in Austin. Nominated by their colleagues in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their profession.
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