Every year, county correctional managers from probation, courts, prisons, jails and community-based facilities gather at the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera to build leadership skills to address common issues they face in the criminal justice system.
The Criminal Justice Leadership Program, which is sponsored by the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), invites mid to upper level correctional managers to take a step back from their hectic schedules and reflect on ways to enhance their skills and strengthen their county criminal justice systems. Among the topics addressed during the four day session are organizational harmony, cultural diversity in the workplace, time management, ethics, leadership skills and human resources issues.
Thirteen counties were represented in this year's training.“The Criminal Justice Leadership Program gives you access to nearly one hundred years of leadership experience in criminal justice,” said Jason Schwarz, a staff associate from CMIT. “The Mayan Ranch provides participants with a relaxed, family-like setting that makes for a training they will not soon forget.” This year’s program included 27 participants from 13 counties across Texas, including Atascosca, Bell, Brazos, Grayson, Gregg, Guadalupe, Johnson, Kerr, Lamb, Palo Pinto, San Patricio, Tarrant and Travis. Among the instructors were leaders from the Texas Association of Counties, Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Windham School District, Probation Offices, CMIT and Sam Houston State University. . . . Read more . . .