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New TDCJ Deputy Executive Director Selected

Mendoza Named Deputy Executive Director of Texas Department of Criminal Justice


Oscar Mendoza has been selected as the new Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Mendoza brings more than 37 years experience with the agency to the new position. He will assume the role August 1st.

Oscar Mendoza

Oscar Mendoza

“Oscar is an outstanding leader that has consistently demonstrated over his long career a passion for advancing this agency forward,” said Bryan Collier, incoming Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. “His strong leadership skills and extensive professional background will serve the agency well in this new role.”

Mendoza, 56, joined the TDCJ in 1979 as a correctional officer. He has promoted through each level of security supervisory post to include serving as warden at five facilities, regional director, and deputy director for Management Operations within the Correctional Institutions Division.  Mendoza has also served as director for the Administrative Review and Risk Management Division and currently serves as the director for the Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division. In this position, he is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of contracts for privately operated secure facilities as well as community based facilities, which includes substance abuse treatment services.

“It has been a pleasure throughout my tenure with this agency to take on new leadership roles when called upon,” said Mendoza. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve this agency and I’m excited to take on this new challenge.”

Mendoza has a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

He will replace Bryan Collier who was named the incoming Executive Director earlier this year. Collier will assume the new role August 1st.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has more than 38,000 employees and a total operating budget of more than $3 billion. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of nearly 147,000 offenders, the supervision of more than 87,000 individuals released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision, as well as the broad oversight of adult probation departments that provide direct supervision to nearly 245,000 individuals on community supervision.

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