2010 Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award
Jacqueline Anderson Dickerson,
Criminal Justice Administrator
In addition to her position as the regional director for the TDCJ Parole Division in Region II, Jacqueline Anderson Dickerson volunteers her time and services to community development programs that impact the lives of offenders, their families, and the community. She facilitates, supports, encourages, and motivates other female parole officers to teach a 12-week program for female offenders called "Women are Worth It." This program prepares the offender for job readiness and helps them choose healthy relationships, as well as, develop the life skills necessary for a successful reentry.
Ms. Dickerson is also actively involved in the 16-week "Females, First and Foremost" program, where female offenders are immersed in life skills programming that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit. She also volunteers through the Community Partnership Council in a faith-based mentoring program for offenders. In addition, Ms. Dickerson represents the Parole Division in the Project Safe Neighborhood program in Dallas, giving a positive and firm word to a population of newly arrived offenders regarding the "no weapons" initiative in the participating communities. Jacqueline Dickerson is a dedicated promoter of hope in changed lives. For her tireless efforts, Ms. Dickerson has been selected to receive the volunteer award for Criminal Justice Administrator.