Welcome

Anti Essays offers essay examples to help students with their essay writing.

Sign Up

Tdcj Handbook Essay

Open Document

Below is an essay on "Tdcj Handbook" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
VOLUNTEER SERVICES

HANDBOOK
FOR VOLUNTEERS


























Printed
May 2010





[pic]


HANDBOOK for VOLUNTEERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS



Overview   4

Statistical Information 5

Areas for Volunteer Service Opportunities 5

How to Become a Volunteer 7

The Importance of Volunteers 7

Rules of Conduct for Volunteers   7

Contraband   11

Emergency Situations and Safety …………………………………………………………………..…………….13

Chemical Agents 13

Hostage Situations 13

Volunteer Safety 14

Offender Manipulation 15

Become a Skilled Volunteer 16

Volunteer Indemnification/Representation 19

Volunteer Training 19

Volunteer Program Assessment/Complaints 19

Confidentiality 19

Contact/Service Information   20

Suggested Reading and Notes 21

HANDBOOK for VOLUNTEERS

The objectives of this handbook are to state the mission of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ); provide an overview of the volunteer program; provide an understanding of TDCJ policy regarding the volunteer program; and to promote an understanding of the dynamics involved with volunteering in a TDCJ facility.


  “The mission of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is
  to provide public safety, promote positive change
  in offender behavior, reintegrate offenders into society,
  and assist victims of crime.”



OVERVIEW


The TDCJ has enjoyed a long history of volunteer participation.   Program areas in which a volunteer can participate include, but are not limited to:

    o literacy and educational programs
    o life skills
    o job skills
    o parent training classes and marriage classes
    o drug and alcohol rehabilitation or education programs
    o support groups
    o arts and crafts
    o faith based / religious classes and programs
    o mentoring
    o other programs designed to assist in the transition between confinement and...

Show More


Citations

MLA Citation

"Tdcj Handbook". Anti Essays. 20 Nov. 2017

<http://www.antiessays.com/free-essays/Tdcj-Handbook-521553.html>

APA Citation

Tdcj Handbook. Anti Essays. Retrieved November 20, 2017, from the World Wide Web: http://www.antiessays.com/free-essays/Tdcj-Handbook-521553.html