See Perry's press release on the announcement.
Gov. Rick Perry has named Catherine Evans of Dallas to be the Texas Youth Commission independent ombudsman.
Evans is a past chair of the TYC Advisory Board, a former state district judge and former commissioner of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. Her term as ombudsman will expire Feb. 1, 2011.
Perry made the announcement Wednesday.
Under legislation passed in 2007, the independent ombudsman reports on TYC facilities and serious problems in the commission and reviews and evaluates TYC procedures to protect children's rights.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
New TYC Ombudsman