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Texas Corrections Association is dedicated to providing a forum for promoting quality correctional practices through professional growth, leadership, mentorship and education. TCA is organized to anticipate and respond to the needs of our members, clients and the general public.

President's Message

TCA President Pamela Thielke

2019 - 2020 President

Pamela Thielke
Texas Department of Criminal Justice — Parole Division

Our TCA conference planning committee is hard at work wrapping up our agenda to make the 2019 Special Populations conference one that will exceed your expectations. TCA Board Member Tracy Koller is your point of contact and has enlisted the assistance of TCA member and Assistant Chief of Williamson County Probation – Jameson Pennington to deliver topics of current interest with outstanding presenters. Registration is open, and the hotel is ready to take your reservations, and our agenda is posted.

Your TCA Board met during the August American Correctional Association (ACA) Congress of Correction in Boston, Massachusetts. We had a full agenda during which the Board approved the absorption of the Texas Criminal Justice Association (TCJA) membership into the Texas Corrections Association. Additionally, please know that our TCA memorabilia is being stocked up and will be ready for purchase at the November Special Populations Conference.

Please take a few moments to review the TCA awards available for members to nominate recipients. This is a great way to acknowledge our peers, volunteers, providers, and others through recognition at our Annual Conference in June in San Antonio. Awards and Susan Cranford Scholarship applications are due February 1, 2020, but it is never too early to begin thinking of and submitting nominations. We encourage you to pass the information along to your peers and colleagues so we can recognize those who are so deserving.

I look forward to seeing you in Round Rock at our Special Populations Conference where we will continue to use our pieces of the puzzle to bridge gaps and strengthen the continuity of corrections.

What's New

Special Populations Conference

November 13 – 15, 2019 | Round Rock, Texas

  • Thank you to our sponsors of the
    2019 Annual Training Conference