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Rehabilitation Programs Division

Volunteer Services Program

2010 Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Awards

Leonard Davis, Greatest Number of Hours

2010 Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award

Leonard Davis retired from the United States Air Force as a research chemist. He retired a second time from Sun Oil Company as a chemical engineer, and also worked as a stockbroker for E. F. Hutton. With energy and devotion to spare, in 1994, Mr. Davis began yet another career when he became a volunteer for the TDCJ and started ministering to offenders at the LeBlanc and Stiles units in Beaumont, Texas. For the 2009 reporting period, Mr. Davis contributed 1,865 hours of service assisting the unit chaplains. On average, he contributed a little more than 35 hours each week. For his service, Leonard Davis is being recognized for volunteering the greatest number of hours. This is Mr. Davis' fourth time for this award, having previously received it in 2005, 2007, and 2008. Sadly, Mr. Davis passed away in October, 2009 at the age of 78. He was highly respected by both unit staff and offenders and will be greatly missed. In honor of his commitment and dedicated service to others, this award category will henceforth be known as the Leonard Davis Award for Most Hours Served.