Carmella Jones recently joined the staff at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), assisting with programs for jail administrators, the Texas Jail Association (TJA), Women in Criminal Justice, and a new mental health conference that was held Oct 27-30 in Conroe. The program was designed for correctional officers, jail staff, probation officers, parole officers, law enforcement, and judicial personnel to address mental health issues in the system. It focused on the assessments for mental health, first line responders, collaborative programs, effective services, veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, medication and reentry.
“We are very excited that Carmella has joined our CMIT team,” said Doug Dretke, Executive Director of CMIT. “In our passion to continue to develop and deliver critical, relevant, and valuable training and professional development programming, Carmella brings a rich level of experience both from a criminal justice professional perspective as well as from a training perspective. Carmella has a high level of knowledge, energy, excitement, and passion that will be a tremendous benefit to CMIT, Sam Houston State University, and the thousands of criminal justice professionals across our state that we seek to serve.”
Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson.“She is a tremendous hire for CMIT,” said Sheriff Dennis Wilson of Limestone County, who served as Vice President of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas and is a board member for TJA. “Her reputation is known across the State of Texas, and she is well respected by law enforcement. She will be a great asset." . . . Read more . . .