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2012 Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Awards

Lockhart Woman Receives Governor's 2012 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award

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(Austin) - Stephanie McComb was presented the Governor's 2012 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award today in recognition of her dedication to helping offenders incarcerated within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The award was presented by Texas Board of Criminal Justice Chairman Oliver Bell, and TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston today during a ceremony held in Austin. McComb is one of 13 individuals and 6 organizations from across the state recognized for their efforts to help offenders and those who are on parole or probation.

"Each of this year's award recipients personify a selfless dedication to helping offenders succeed both while incarcerated, and once they're released," said Livingston.

McComb was the recipient of this year's "Private Facilities Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division Volunteer" Award.

Stephanie E. McComb has served as a volunteer at the Kyle Correctional Center for over 11 years. She assists weekly in the Sunday evening Chapel services, leading the worship portion of the service as well as sharing a short sermon each week. Approximately every other month, she takes time to read a short Christian children's story to the offenders during the Chapel service. Mrs. McComb has donated 889 hours of volunteer service during her tenure as an approved TDCJ volunteer.

When McComb is not volunteering at the correctional facility, she enjoys riding the roads of the Texas Hill Country with her husband Michael on their motorcycles. They have 6 children and 8 grandchildren.

Stephanie McComb is one of thousands of concerned volunteers, who like her; donate many hours of their personal time every year with the goal of changing the lives of convicted offenders, and aiding and comforting their victims. Annually, over 18,000 volunteers make 163,000 visits to criminal justice facilities and work with offenders who are on supervision, donating over 526,000 hours of service.

Note to media: For more information, contact Jason Clark, TDCJ Public Information Officer, at 936-437-6052 or by e-mail at jason.clark@tdcj.texas.gov.