Navigation Links
Independent Ombudsman for Texas Youth Commission Resigns
Date:11/30/2009

DALLAS, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- I'm surprised and dismayed by the Grand Jury's True Bill of my case this week. At every step of my life and my career as an attorney, a juvenile court judge and as the Independent Ombudsman for the Texas Youth Commission, I have upheld the spirit and the letter of the law. My professional commitment to the protection, prevention and rehabilitation of our children is also my personal passion.

Of the many concerns that people have communicated to me in my role as the Independent Ombudsman, one of the most disturbing was the issue of security in our juvenile facilities. I passed along those concerns to the Commission's Executive Director and a directive went out to improve oversight. I can attest that security screenings at the facilities have begun to improve. In fact, during one of my visits, security officers found a very small Swiss Army knife that I had completely forgotten was in my handbag. What should have been the simple matter of disposing of it, has now become a much more serious issue. It was a regrettable mistake. I am very sorry it happened, but I am now prepared to defend myself until this is resolved. I am confident that I did not violate the law.

The Texas juvenile justice system is in critical need of scrutiny and reform, and I take my responsibilities for leading this effort with gravity and humility. I believe we can do better for our youth. Unfortunately, the personal circumstances that I now find my self defending have caused me to believe that I can no longer effectively lead this campaign. Therefore, I am resigning my position as Independent Ombudsman for the Texas Youth Commission effective immediately. It has been my honor to serve the State of Texas.

The most important thing is the integrity, safety and efficacy of our juvenile correctional facilities. I remain committed to improving the juvenile justice system.

SOURCE Cathy Evans


'/>"/>
SOURCE Cathy Evans
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. American Diversified Holdings Corporation Announces Appointment of Independent Director to the Board of the Company
2. Calling Indie Musicians… WANDUTA Launches—New Online Resource Dedicated To Helping Independent Musicians
3. Brinton Eaton Wealth Advisors President to Speak at Independent Physicians Association Dinner
4. Independent Clinical Study Finds Vemma is Highly Bioavailable Showing Increase in Vitamins and Antioxidants in the Blood*
5. Guardian Recognized for Service, Products and Reputation by Independent Research Group
6. Baptist Medical Center's Patient Outcomes Among Highest in the Nation, According to Independent Study
7. Independent Study: OxiTitan VLR Antimicrobial Coating Kills Virus on Surfaces
8. Connectyx Technologies Retained the Marcum Group in New York as its Independent Registered Public Accountant for the Purpose of Becoming a Fully Reporting Company
9. RCRC Independent Review Board Announces DHHS Research Oversight
10. URAC Open Public Comment Period for New Independent Review Organization Standards
11. GSK Limits Medical Education Funding to Independent Programs With Highest Impact on Patient Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) ... House on May 4, would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance ... 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). , “It is clear from ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... Rob Lowe acts as host and helps educate and inform the public ... American. Viewers can reconnect with America as it explores some of the best places ... looked for an inventive new place for a family vacation, and have discovered hiking. ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Centennial-based BluSky Restoration Contractors announced that ... Annual Clays for Kids fundraiser, to be held Friday, Sept. 22, at Kiowa ... part of BluSky’s partnership with The Adoption Exchange, BluSky will also share sponsorship ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Last ... Mary Ellen, hospital employees, and town officials to celebrate the grand opening of ... developed by Rendina as part of its ongoing relationship with RWJBarnabas Health, New ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... NucleusHealth ™, advancing clinical practice ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Nucleus.io ... for medical image management. At the core is patented streaming technology that provides ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2017)... , May 4, 2017  Fortuna Fix Inc. (" Fortuna ... be the first to eliminate the need for embryonic and ... to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Fortuna announced ... Professor Michael Fehlings , MD, PhD; Father Kevin ... MD, MPH; and Professor James Giordano , PhD. ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global ... solutions, today announced that it is teaming up with ... Limited to lower diabetes healthcare costs in ... which is available throughout all provinces and territories in ... eligible for additional savings when shopping for Dario supplies ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... ROCKVILLE, Md. , May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... revenue growth of nine percent next year and ... solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell (HSCT) or ... and donor. Molecular testing technologies are well-suited for this ... healthcare-only market research publisher Kalorama Information. The various ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: