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Budget update: Fiscal Year 2011 spending reductions

illustration of people around a dollar signOn February 18, 2011, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced a plan for reducing Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 expenditures by $40 million, a 1.3 percent decrease in spending for the current fiscal year. This reduction is in addition to the $55 million in biennial savings identified during Fiscal Year 2010...


National Crime Victims’ Rights Week:
Reshaping the future, honoring the past

calendar with clock Every April in communities across Texas, crime victims, victim advocates, criminal justice professionals and the general public commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. For 30 years Texas has been a leader in the victims’ rights movement, and there is no better time than now for Texans to focus on the hard-won rights that victims of crime in our state have earned...


Information resource security threat: the Social Engineer

computer log in screenTDCJ relies on a quality information resource security program to reduce risk of data loss and theft. Learning to identify information security hazards will help you avoid becoming an unwitting victim.

“Social engineering” describes a non-technical breach that involves tricking people into ignoring security procedures by deliberately deceiving and manipulating them into revealing confidential information.


Windham School District’s vocational training proves effective

man at deskAn annual evaluation of the training services provided by Windham School District (WSD) has once again found vocational training for offenders to be an effective method for reducing recidivism.

In 2005, legislation was passed requiring WSD to evaluate offender training. WSD was also required to consult with the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) regarding the evaluation and the analysis of those services, with the LBB reporting the findings to the Legislature...


Chairman’s Football League: Second quarter

footballThe second quarter of the Chairman’s Football League was another success. For this quarter, employees were challenged to continue regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle, with points being earned for practicing healthful activities. Congratulations to the following divisional winners and other top competitors...


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