- Increased recruitment through the media, staff presentations to civic/social organizations and individual contact has led to a significant increase in the number of volunteers.
- Victim Impact Panels are offered in most regions in coordination with Victim Services. Also, some community members volunteer to discuss their feelings about being victimized.
- Job fairs are held throughout the state with help from volunteers in business, education and state agencies.
- Parenting classes, such as those at the Neal Unit and Plane State Jail, are conducted by volunteers, such as Parents Anonymous.
- Volunteer literacy and language tutors work with students throughout the state.
- Special Programs have been presented by volunteers, such as a credit union speaker discussing personal finances and a judge describing the legal rights of ex-offenders.
For more information on volunteering for Windham, visit TDCJ Rehabilitation Programs Division's Volunteer Services Program.
Then, you may either: 1) download the application, complete it electronically (on-screen), print, then send by fax or 2) download and print the application, complete it by hand, then send by postal mail. Both fax number and postal address are inside the forms below:
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