Texas Restorative Justice Award goes to NLBM

AUSTIN – Board Chairman Dale Wainwright and Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier presented a plaque recognizing the work of NewLife Behavior Ministries recently. NLBM President Buck Griffith of the King’s Crossing church of Christ in Corpus Christi accepted the TDJC Restorative Justice Award here during the Governor’s 2018 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program on April 20.

From left to right: TBCJ Chairman Dale Wainwright, Buck Griffith of NewLife Behavior Ministries, Supreme Court Justice Jimmy Blacklock, and TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier.

According to the TDJC website, Director Collier said, “Each of these award recipients has given countless hours of volunteer service within the TDCJ and we are extremely grateful for their efforts. They help to make a profound impact on the lives of thousands of offenders and, in doing so, make Texas safer. They are truly everyday heroes.”
Texas Board of Criminal Justice Chairman Wainwright said, “These award recipients are giving of their time and gifts to help build better communities throughout Texas. We are extremely thankful for the volunteers we recognize with these awards. They selflessly serve others out of a sense of responsibility to their fellow Texans and to the offenders.”
The work of seven agencies and fourteen individuals from all across Texas was recognized at the ceremony. The story is on the TDCJ website here:
http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/news/2018_vol_gov_awards/newlife_behavior_ministries.html
The NLBM outreach “is a comprehensive program to assist individuals in behavioral improvement. The program is designed to change the heart, allowing the mind to change which, in turn, opens the door of change for an offender’s life. The curriculum is used at 23 TDCJ facilities and is available for all ages. It is widely incorporated in Faith-Based dorms.”
NLBM is a 501©(3) non-profit, tax-exempt charitable agency offering biblical hope and thus reconciling individuals to God, families, and society. For more information or to donate, contact NewLife Behavior Ministries at P. O. Box 270720, Corpus Christi, Texas 78427-0720, or by email at bucknlb@yahoo.com or by phone at 361-855-3372. The website is at NLBM.org.

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