WSD meets families in PACT Conference Oct. 3

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) will be hosting a free informational conference for offenders’ families and members of the general public on Oct. 3. The Public Awareness — Corrections Today (PACT) conference will be held at the Sam Houston State University Criminal Justice Center in Huntsville and will be coordinated by the TDCJ Ombudsman Program. Windham School District will be offer a presentation from 1-3 p.m. at the conference, as well as provide one-on-one information and resource materials to participants.


Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and special presentations from TDCD divisions will be made all day, beginning at 9 a.m. Throughout the day, agency staff will be available to interact with participants. Resource tables will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with brochures and other helpful information available.

Additional conference information for participants will be available on the TDCJ website, www.tdcj.texas.gov and in unit visitation areas. Please share this information with family members and friends who might be interested in finding out more about the agency.

"The best part of participating in the PACT conference is the opportunity to meet one-on-one with parents, grandparents, and other loved ones of our students," WSD Partnerships and Informational Resources Specialist Bambi Kiser said. "We can answer questions about correctional education and our schools, as well as help families make the connections they need with our TDCJ partners."

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