Public Awareness - Corrections Today (PACT)
A free conference presented by the
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Sam Houston State University
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center
816 17th Street
NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY
The Public Awareness - Corrections Today (PACT), a free public information conference presented by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The PACT Conference, coordinated by the TDCJ Ombudsman Program, will once again be held at the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center in Huntsville. Based on participant reviews from past years, the conference will benefit a wide variety of people, including offenders' family members, the general public, community leaders, jail and prison ministries and criminal justice volunteers and advocates. There will be a 1 hour and 30 minute lunch break. The University Hotel café, CJava, which is located on the second level of the hotel near the Criminal Justice Center, will be open for lunch, or conference participants may go to other restaurants in the area.
The conference will open with a General Session introduction from Jackie Edwards, Division Director, Administrative Review and Risk Management Division, who will be followed by guest speakers Brad Livingston, Executive Director, TDCJ, Oliver Bell, Chairman, Texas Board of Criminal Justice, and Rissie Owens, Chair, Texas Board of Pardons and Parole. Bryan Collier, Deputy Executive Director, TDCJ, will then introduce the TDCJ division directors in attendance, who will be available throughout the day to talk to participants.
Following the General Session, there will be featured presentations throughout the day. TDCJ staff will be available to provide brochures, answer questions, and provide helpful information. There will also be an exhibit room dedicated to the GO KIDS initiative, and several organizations involved with the initiative will have resource tables with informational material available.
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