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2019 Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Awards

Dayton Woman Receives Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award

From left to right: TBCJ Chairman Dale Wainwright, Warden Maricia Jackson, Texas State Representative James White, and TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier.

(AUSTIN) – Senior Warden Maricia Jackson of Dayton, Texas was presented the Criminal Justice Administrator of the Year award during the Governor’s 2019 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program today.

The award was presented by Texas Board of Criminal Justice Chairman Dale Wainwright and TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier during a ceremony held in Austin.

“Volunteering is a responsibility that these recipients have embraced wholeheartedly and for that we are extremely grateful,” said Wainwright.

“These volunteers dedicate themselves each day to helping others succeed,” said Collier. “For many years to come, the impact of that invaluable time and effort invested will be felt across the state of Texas.”

Senior Warden Maricia Jackson has worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for over 25 years. She enjoys providing female offenders with the necessary skills and services in order to make them be successful. She is a firm believer in treating others the way that she would want to be treated. She feels that it is not her job to judge offenders but rather to uphold the agency’s mission and to perform her duties within the agency’s core values. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Security Management for Executives degree, both from the University of Houston – Downtown.

Senior Warden Maricia Jackson is one of 16 individuals and 6 organizations from across the state recognized for their efforts to help inmates and those who are on parole or probation.

In FY2018, there were 21,728 volunteers who provided a total of 399,705 hours of service.

Note to media: For more information, contact Jeremy Desel, TDCJ Director of Communications, at 936-437-6052 or by e-mail at – For high resolution photos of award recipients, contact Jeff Linderman at