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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

November 2021

RID Director April Zamora Awarded Combined Veterans Association of El Paso – Justice Award

Congratulations to Reentry and Integration Division (RID) Director April Zamora who was recently awarded the Combined Veterans Association of El Paso - Justice Award for all of the dedicated work she and the division are doing to help incarcerated veterans successfully reintegrate back into the community.

As director of the Texas Correctional Office on Offender with Medical and Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI) Advisory Committee, April and her team’s work has given voice to veteran issues, as well as spotlighting reentry services available after release including employment opportunities and access to mental health care.

April was presented the award by fellow TCOOMMI advisory member Judge Rogelio “Roger” Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas. April gave credit for the success of their work to TDCJ Veteran Services Coordinator Eric Pichardo who helps her meet the needs of incarcerated veterans.