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Message from TBCJ Chairman Wainwright

Dale Wainwright, TBCJ ChairmanOn August 26, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Tom G. Fordyce, Derrelynn Perryman and myself to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, replacing Oliver J. Bell, Carmen Villanueva-Hiles and Janice Harris Lord, whose terms expired this year. It was also my honor to be named chairman.

TDCJ expands mental health response, crisis intervention training

crisis clipart imageTDCJ continues to review and revise the correctional staff training curriculum to better prepare newly hired staff for work in the prison environment.

TDCJ values armed service veterans, names employment liaison

TDCJ Human Resources Recruiter Renee Langston discusses employment options with a lieutenant stationed at Ft. Hood Army baseTDCJ currently employs more than 5400 US armed forces veterans and 644 staff members who serve with the National Guard or Reserves, including 73 on active duty.

Veteran's Day is November 11

PACT Conference held in Huntsville

Photo of registration table at 2015 PACT conferenceThe 2015 TDCJ Public Awareness – Corrections Today Conference was held on Saturday, October 3 in Huntsville at the George Beto Criminal Justice Center on the campus of Sam Houston State University.

ASCA honors Livingston with Francke Award

TDCJ Executive Director Brad LivingstonIn September, the Association of State Correctional Administrators recognized TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston as their Outstanding Director of Corrections and presented him with its highest honor, the ASCA’s 2015 Michael Francke Award.

Your opinion counts, share it through the Survey of
Employee Engagement

Clipart of laptop computer and survey clipboard with pencilThe Survey of Employee Engagement gives agency employees an opportunity to share their insight and opinions with senior agency staff and the state’s elected officials.

SECC thanks TDCJ emloyees

SECC logo banner, reading 'think with your heart...GIVE'

Claim It Texas website connects owners with unclaimed property

image of opened safety deposit box containing jewels and valuablesAccording to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, TDCJ employees have more than $242,000 in missing money waiting for them. It's never too late to claim your rightful property and the Comptroller's Claim It Texas search engine makes it easy to find out if the state is holding property in your name.

CRISP streamlined to help TDCJ employees

image and logo of crisis response intervention support programThe Crisis Response Intervention Support Program offers immediate support to agency employees affected by a traumatic event in the workplace.


September/October 2015
Volume 23 Issue 1

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