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Trade professionals, Windham partner to improve career training

winhdam school district graphicIn order to provide the best possible career-training programs for offenders, the Windham School District (WSD) Career and Technical Education (CTE) department works with private companies and trade organizations to establish important contacts with the state's job-providing industries.


TDCJ submits FY 2014-2015 Legislative Appropriations Request

flag & tdcj seal graphicAs directed by the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and the Governor's Office of Budget, Planning and Policy, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) submitted the fiscal representation of the agency's strategic plan, the FY 2014-2015 biennial TDCJ Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR), in August of this year.


Sunset Advisory Commission adopts final recommendations for upcoming legislative session

texas capitol graphicIn September, the Sunset Advisory Commission completed a year's work when it issued a final report with recommendations for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Windham School District and Correctional Managed Health Care Committee.



Howell named new general counsel

TDCJ General Counsel Sharon Howell photoIn August, Executive Director Brad Livingston appointed Sharon Howell general counsel for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).



Zamora chosen to head Reentry and Integration Division

April Zamora Director of RID photoIn October, April Zamora was promoted to director of the agency's Reentry and Integration Division, having previously served as director of the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Mental and Medical Impairments (TCOOMMI).


ERS reviews, reports on state employee health and retirement benefits

ERS booklets graphicIn 2011, the 82nd Legislature directed the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) to study and report on the current financial condition and future reliability of the state employees' retirement and health insurance programs.


Security Threat Group officer chosen 2011 Polunsky Award winner

Polunsky award ceremony photoCurrently assigned to the unit's Security Threat Group management team, Officer Cairns began his career at the Polunsky unit in 2004 and quickly demonstrated the professional qualities which led to being recognized for his exemplary work performance.


September/October 2012
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