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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.
2019 - 2020 PresidentPamela Thielke
Texas Department of Criminal Justice — Parole Division
Dear TCA Membership, Criminal Justice Supporters and Practitioners, and Justice-Involved Citizens,
Our Spring of 2020, has been altered significantly due to COVID-19 as so many across the world have been impacted. I believe all of us have made both professional and personal changes to our daily activities and responsibilities, in order to minimize the spread of the virus.
As such, a significant decision needed to be made as we were deep into the planning process for the 2020 Annual TCA Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Your TCA Board clearly understands the importance of this conference, the education, the comradery, and the networking; all being so very important. The Texas Corrections Association 2020 Annual Conference has been cancelled. This decision was made as a result of our care and concern for our members and attendees personal health and safety, respect for their essential positions within their agencies, and our inability to properly plan for a quality conference considering the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the circumstances, I hope that each our members, attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors will understand.
As such, our Board has discussed the matter with the hotel and we have made the official decision to cancel the conference through the hotel and any hotel reservations will be canceled through the hotel. We will begin to process refunds for conference fees which were already paid, but we ask for your patience as we work through each of these. We will be working hard to plan our Fall Special Populations Conference, once we get to a stage of greater certainty, considering the same hotel location in San Antonio. We will be sure to clearly communicate with each of our members in this regard, as well as keep the website current with information about any upcoming conference.
The health and safety of our members is of greater concern, so taking this step is essential.
With that, on behalf of the TCA Executive Director, myself, and the Board, we wish you continued success and health. Although networking must now occur in different manners, criminal justice professionals have always been very adaptable, and ever changing.
Please stay safe!