Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mid Management Class Pictures: January 2010

Were you part of the January 2010 Mid-Management Class? If so, you're picture is now available!

In an effort to assist agencies in succession planning and to prepare personnel in supervisory and mid-management positions for greater responsibility, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas offers a week-long Mid-Management Leadership Program, five times a year, for criminal justice professionals at the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center.Classes consist of employees selected, by nomination only, from adult and juvenile probation departments, the Texas Youth Commission, divisions of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Texas Sheriff's Departments.

Agency directors may nominate, as program candidates, employees in a supervisory position with potential for promotion or who possess the potential to be promoted into a supervisory position. For more information, visit:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Inaugural Senior Level Leadership Development Program

The Correctional Management Institute’s inaugural Senior Level Leadership Development Program held at the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center February 7 - 12, 2010 was a huge success. Twenty-five participants in Senior Level Leadership positions from various agencies throughout the state including jails, prisons, youth correctional facilities, adult and juvenile probation departments, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, state prisons, parole and others were the beneficiaries of knowledge in academic research from a faculty of academic scholars as well as correctional knowledge from community corrections practitioners in executive positions. In addition, participants were provided with two days of leadership development skills to enhance their abilities as Senior Level Leaders.

Program faculty included Dr. Gaylene Armstrong, Sam Houston State University, Correctional Management Institute of Texas, College of Criminal Justice; Dr. Randy Garner, Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice; Dr. Kevin Knight, Texas Christian University Institute of Behavioral Research; Dr. Craig Henderson, Department of Psychology at Sam Houston State University; Dr. John Edens, Associate Professor at Texas A&M University; Dr. Angel Ilarraza, Reentry Coordinator for Tarrant County; Dr. Geraldine Nagy, Director for Travis County Community Supervision and Corrections Department; Charlotte Stallings, Getting Smart! LLC; Ed Owens, Retired Deputy Executive Director for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Doug Dretke, Executive Director for the Correctional Management Institute of Texas.

To view additional class photos, please click here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

CMIT To Fund Scholarships for Corrections Personnel

Sam Houston State University's College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), will provide scholarships for personnel in juvenile and adult institutional and community corrections agencies. CMIT will provide tuition costs each year for selected employees accepted into the Masters of Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Online/Weekend Programs.

"We are excited to fund these scholarships," said Doug Dretke, Director of CMIT. "This will provide an opportunity for corrections professionals across the State of Texas to enhance their knowledge and leadership capabilities while they continue to serve within this critical public safety arena."

Applicants for the scholarships must first be accepted into the MS in Leadership and Management program and be active professionals in the criminal justice field with a minimum of five years' experience. Continued financial support of selected students is contingent upon their maintaining at least a 3.3 grade point average and making satisfactory progress toward completing the degree program in two years.

For more information call Doris Pratt at (936) 294-3637 or email at