Wednesday, March 31, 2010

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Final Report

In June 2009, the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission released its final report and recommended standards on the prevention, detection, response and monitoring of corrections-based sexual abuse, in accordance with the mandates of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA).

In accordance with the PREA law, the U.S. Attorney General has until June 23, 2010, to consider the Commission’s recommended standards and to promulgate final standards for the field. As part of the review process, the U.S. Department of Justice has held a series of “Listening Sessions” with key stakeholders groups, and is currently conducting a cost analysis for the standards implementation. More recently, USDOJ released a call for public comments on the recommended PREA standards.

The deadline for submitting comments is May 10, 2010. In the past, the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission has requested comments from the field on its recommended standards. Please note that this is a different comment process. If you provided comments before, please consider participating in this public comment process as well.

APPA 35th Annual Training Institute in Washington

Where It All Happens
All APPA workshops, intensive sessions, resource expo and receptions will take place in the Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas, 78701.

  • How You Will Benefit!
    *Experience innovative programming from all across the nation.
    *Participate in stimulating discussions with your peers.
    *Discover "what works" from professionals in the field.
    *View and compare the newest correctional products, technologies and services.
    *Increase your current program’s effectiveness.
    *Take part in exciting and fun social events.

Monday, March 29, 2010

16th National Symposium on Juvenile Services - Representing America's Youth: Addressing the Juvenile Justice Paradox

Be sure to mark your calendars for October 10-13. The Texas Symposium Planning Committee is hard at work making preparations for the 16th National Symposium on Juvenile Services entitled Representing America’s Youth: Addressing the Juvenile Justice Paradox. This year’s event will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, just two blocks from the famed Riverwalk and the historic Alamo. San Antonio is an amazing venue with lots of things for you and your family to see and do. We hope you’ll plan to come early or stay late to explore the most visited city in Texas! But whatever you do, don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear and learn from national experts in the field of juvenile justice.

Monday, March 22, 2010

February 2010 Mid-Management Class Picture

Were you part of the February 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:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Senior Level Corrections Leadership Development Program Announcement

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas is pleased to offer a week-long Senior Level Corrections Leadership Program for criminal justice professionals at the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center in Huntsville, Texas. The purpose of the program is to equip selected participants with the necessary correctional knowledge from an academic research standpoint and with the necessary leadership skills from a practitioner perspective that are required for Senior Level Leaders.

This training will target deputy directors within adult and juvenile community corrections, assistant wardens/wardens, assistant jail administrators/jail administrators, and assistant superintendents/superintendents within adult and juvenile institutions. The Institute is now accepting nominations for its program scheduled for September 19-24, 2010. This program is limited to 24-participants.

Agency Responsibility

  • Nominate a person who is in a Senior Level Leadership position or who has the potential to be promoted into a Senior Level Leadership position;
  • Nomination must be signed by the Agency Executive Director;
  • Nominees that are two years from retiring from the agency are not eligible;
  • Consider diversity when making the nomination;
  • Be prepared to allow the nominee to be in attendance from Sunday afternoon to noon on the following Friday; and,
  • Provide transportation or reimburse the nominee for round trip mileage between duty site and Huntsville.

Participant Responsibility

  • Arrive at the Criminal Justice Center in Huntsville on Sunday by 5:00 PM for the opening session; and
  • Actively participate in training activities the entire week; and

Institute Responsibility

  • Consider a variety of diversity issues in selecting participants;
  • Notify nominee of acceptance into the program;
  • Provide 34 hours of relevant training in an atmosphere conducive to learning;
  • Provide all training materials;
  • Provide accommodations at the University Hotel; and
  • Provide meals for participants.

For questions, please contact Fred Rangel at (936) 294-3916 or email at