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Welcome to the TDCJ Wellness Initiative Now

Wellness Initiative Now is the wellness program for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It was implemented to promote personal well-being, fitness, and nutrition for all TDCJ employees.

2017 Chairman's Fitness Challenge

View additional information about the 2017 Chairman's Fitness Challenge for TDCJ and Windham employees, “The Eye of the Tiger is in you, Champ!”.

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Christmas shopping has already begun, both online and in stores.  Even though the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has created a stringent toy safety system, there are some safety tips we should remember when buying toys for children this holiday season.

  • Since children can choke or suffocate from balloons, keep deflated balloons away from children under eight and immediately discard broken balloons.
  • For children under three, avoid small balls and other toys with small parts.
  • If you buy riding toys, skateboards or skates, remember to purchase helmets and safety gear to cushion falls.
  • Avoid high-powered magnet sets since they can be dangerous to young children.
  • Read all warnings and instructions on the box.
  • Avoid purchasing toys with sharp or rigid points, spikes, rods, or dangerous edges.
  • Buy toys that will withstand impact and not break into dangerous shards.
  • Look for the letters “ASTM”.  This acronym means the toy meets the national safety standards set by the American Society for Testing Materials.
  • Avoid giving toys with long strings or cords to infants and small children.

Once gifts have been opened, immediately discard plastic wrapping and other packaging, keep older children’s toys away from younger children, and always supervise battery charging.  Make this a happy and safe Christmas for your family by following these important safety rules.  For additional toy safety information go to  


Physical Activity Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new physical activity guidelines for Americans.

Commit for Life

The Human Resources Division receives a "Path for Success" award from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Balancing Work and Family

Page updated: 11/10/2017