TDCJ Volunteer Services October 2013 Newsletter

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Newsletter October 2013

Governor Award Nominations - Due Nov. 1

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IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!  Time to nominate your favorite volunteer or volunteer program to be considered for the 2014 Annual Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Services Awards.  Nomination Form

Strengthening Families with In-Prison Programs

A Day with Dad

MALACHI DADS is a program in response to the heart felt cry of incarcerated fathers who sought to be equipped to reach and to disciple their children in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The world-wide children’s ministry, AWANA, joined hands with prisons to help create the platform.  Volunteers are working hard to bring the Malachi Dads program to Texas. Read More

Southeast TX Area 67 Alcoholics Anonymous Correctional Facilities Conference

 On September 13th-15th more than 229 people gathered at the Crowne Plaza Houston Suites to fellowship and to learn more about the need for Alcoholics Anonymous programs and support groups in the TDCJ prison system.  The conference included a TDCJ Volunteer Training and a Correctional Facilities Professional Panel where several agency representatives participated.  Some of the TDCJ representatives included RPD Director Madeline Ortiz, Warden Hudspeth, Warden Black and RPD Manager Pam Carey.  Shown in the photo is TDCJ Volunteer Dolores R. who has served as a volunteer for almost 30 years and was crowned "Queen of Ramsey".

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"I Am Restorative Justice"- RJH Part III

Restorative Justice of Houston is a collaboration of non-profit organizations.  This video is the final part of a three part series featuring numerous Prison Ministry leaders and organizations from the greater Houston area.  Part I and II were featured in previous newsletters.