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Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 22-28

""According to Bureau of Justice statistics, U.S. residents over the age of 12 experienced an estimated 18.7 million violent and property crime victimizations during 2010. Considering that only about 50 percent of all violent victimizations and nearly 40 percent of property crimes were reported to the police, the actual number of victims impacted by these crimes is much higher.


National Correctional Officers' Week, May 6-12

""In 1984 the U. S. Congress approved a resolution proclaiming the first full week of May as National Correctional Officers' Week. For nearly 30 years, correctional officers and correctional employees have been officially recognized for their hard work and personal sacrifice..


High-tech security threat: Corrections agencies fight contraband cell phones

""Mobile phone technology has advanced faster and become more widespread than any technical innovation in history. In 1990, the number of mobile phones in use around the world is estimated to have been 12.4 million; today, that number has multiplied to approximately 5.6 billion.


United HealthCare Services awarded healthcare administrator contract

""On February 21, 2012, the ERS Board of Trustees agreed to enter into contract negotiations with San Antonio-based United HealthCare Services, Inc. to serve as the third party administrator (TPA) for the self-funded HealthSelect of Texas health plan starting September 1, 2012.


PACT conference provides information to offenders' families, friends

""Sponsored by the TDCJ Ombudsman Program and coordinated by a team of agency staff from several departments, the PACT conference is free and open to the public. Presentations are designed to provide helpful information about agency programs, services and policies to offenders' family members and friends, community leaders, jail and prison ministries, criminal justice volunteers and advocates.



CJAD co-hosts Community Supervision Summit

""In February the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD) and Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) co-hosted the Community Supervision Summit at the Capitol in Austin.




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