Criminal Justice Enviornment
Assistant Director (Current Employee) – Burnet, TX – September 5, 2017
Criminal justice environment that provides an opportunity to rehabilitate men who are experiencing obstacles in their lives that have prohibited positive decision making processes; equaling incarceration for a minimum of six months as an alternative to regular prison programs. GED testing, job placement, substance abuse and aftercare classes, employment education, and Moral Reconation therapy cognitive classes are standard completions for all residents. The hardest part of the job is seeing poor decision making skills from residents who are capable of bettering themselves. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the success that occurs when residents recognize their true capabilities. The workplace culture is the majority of the time a very respectful environment to work within. I have learned a considerable amount of information about the criminal justice systems. I am able to apply this information to help the residents understand their legal circumstances that they are experiencing. I have learned that often paperwork is signed in the court room that is not totally understood due to the high stress and the fast pace of a court room. I have learned through time and experience that patience and kindness are important actions and when applied to situations usually equal better responses/outcomes. I enjoy teaching classes and motivating others to overcome their obstacles in their lives and the I.S.F has given me the opportunity to do so on a daily basis. I can't say enough about this awesome program and how it is an honor to work with the I.S.F. team.