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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

June 2012

Joe Ballez Named Parole Division Region IV Director

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Joe Ballez as the Manager IV – Region IV Director for the Parole Division with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Mr. Ballez has over 19 years of experience with the agency beginning in October 2001 as a Parole Caseworker II in Harlingen, Texas. He has worked in every parole supervisory position to include unit supervisor, parole supervisor and assistant region director.

M . Ballez also holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from San Diego State University. Mr. Ballez’ extensive experience, dynamic leadership, and commitment will serve the agency well in this new capacity.

Please join us in congratulating him in his new role and offering your support as he assumes this key leadership position within the TDCJ.