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McCown honored with Judge Joe Kegans Award for service to crime victims

TDCJ rehabilitation programs division deputy director Marvin Dunbar
 
Angie McCown  

In January, Victim Services Division Director Angie McCown was recognized with the American Parole and Probation Association's 2015 Judge Joe Kegans Award for victim services in probation and parole. The award is named after the late Judge Joe Kegans, a founding member of the APPA's Victims Issues Committee who devoted her career to improving the lives of others. The award is presented to an individual in community corrections who leads by example while providing exemplary services to victims of crime.

McCown holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master's in Family Therapy from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. She has worked as a victim advocate for more than 25 years and has received numerous awards, including the TDCJ Ellen Halbert Award for Excellence in Victim Services, the Austin Police Department Victim Services Exemplary Service to Texas Crime Victims Award and the Texas Ranger Chief's Award. She is current Chairwoman of the APPA Victim Issues Committee.

TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston congratulated Ms. McCown on winning the award and praised her for doing a tremendous job as Victim Services Director. "I can think of no one more deserving than Angie McCown," said Mr. Livingston.

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Human Resources names Speece
2014 Employee of the Year

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Human Resources Division held its 14th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon in November at the TDCJ Conference Center. The 12 Employees of the Month for fiscal year 2014 were presented with plaques in recognition of their outstanding performance and Dianne Speece, Human Resources Specialist III at the LeBlanc Unit, was selected Human Resources FY 2014 Employee of the Year.

Speece, who has been with TDCJ for more than 24 years, was recognized for her outstanding performance as a unit Human Resources Specialist, her commitment to helping agency employees and her in-depth knowledge of policies and procedures. Speece was also commended for her performance as an exceptionally dedicated, dependable employee with high professional standards.

All honorees were recognized individually for their valuable contributions. Human Resources Division Director Patty Garcia personally recognized all award recipients and expressed her appreciation, saying, "Each of this year's recipients deserves recognition and thanks for their commitment to professional performance. Their dedication to excellence serves as a good example for all."


fy2014 TDCJ human resources division employee of the year and employees of teh month

In November, Human Resources Division Employees of the Month for 2014 were recognized with a luncheon held in their honor. Dianne Speece, holding plaque at center front, was selected for special recognition as Human Resources 2014 Employee of the Year. Left row, front to back: Teri Mosley, Pamela Johnson and Kathy Nelson. Center row, front to back: Lindsey Harding, Patricia Mader and Caroline Herring. Right row, front to back: Casey Smith, Constance Cirrito and Glenda Hollister.

 

tdcj human resourses division employees of the month list for fy2014

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5th Annual Statewide
Reentry Conference

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice was one of several host organizations for the 5th Annual Statewide Reentry Conference in January. Held at the state Capitol in Austin, the conference serves as a platform for educators, service providers, administrators and policy makers to discuss reentry initiatives on a local and statewide level.


TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston speaks with attendees of the 5th Annual Statewide Reentry Conference

TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston speaks with attendees of the 5th Annual Statewide Reentry Conference. Mr. Livingston was a member of the keynote panel at the conference and discussed recently implemented reentry initiatives.

 

TDCJ Reentry and Integration Division Director April Zamora and Community Justice Assistance Division Director Carey Welebob host a Texas Risk Assessment Survey panel at the 5th Annual Statewide Reentry Conference.

TDCJ Reentry and Integration Division Director April Zamora (left) and Community Justice Assistance Division Director Carey Welebob host a Texas Risk Assessment Survey panel at the 5th Annual Statewide Reentry Conference. TDCJ began implementing the TRAS agency-wide in January.

 

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Jimmy Bowman Assistant Warden,
William R. Boyd Unit
Assistant Warden,
George Beto Unit
Lincoln Clark Assistant Warden,
John B. Connally Unit
Assistant Warden,
Jim Ferguson Unit
Corey Furr Major of Correctional Officers,
William R. Boyd Unit
Assistant Warden,
William G. McConnell Unit
Jody Hefner Major of Correctional Officers,
Mark W. Michael Unit
Assistant Warden,
William R. Boyd Unit
Maria Ramirez Assistant Warden,
William G. McConnell Unit
Assistant Warden,
John B. Connally Unit

 

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Service Awards

 

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Retirees

 

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McCown honored with Judge Joe Kegans Award for service to crime victims

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5th Annual Statewide
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