Governor Abbott Appoints Alexander-Schneider And Gutierrez To Texas State Council For Interstate Adu

February 28, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Pam Alexander-Schneider to the Texas State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision for a term set to expire February 1, 2021 and reappointed David Gutierrez for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. The Council advises the compact administrator and the state's commissioner to the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision on the state's participation in compact activities including the facilitation of the transfer of adult offenders placed on probation and parole whose supervision needs to be transferred to a state or territory other than the state or territory of conviction, based on public safety concerns and Interstate Compact Rules.

Pam Alexander-Schneider of Lubbock is the founder and CEO of Lubbock Victim Assistance Services, Inc. She is the founder and sponsor of Foster Kids Birthday Parties with special law enforcement buddies and chair of the Lubbock County Child Welfare Board. Additionally, she is a member of C.A.R.E. Advisory Board, South Plains Victim Coalition, Lubbock County Domestic Coalition and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Alexander-Schneider earned Directors Citation and Mediation/Dialogue certificates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

David Gutierrez of Belton was named chair of Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles by Governor Abbott in 2015. He has 40 years of experience in criminal justice and law enforcement, including 11 years as sheriff of Lubbock County. He previously served as chair of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, member of the Committee on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments Advisory Council and past president of the Texas Corrections Association and the Texas Jail Association. Gutierrez received a Bachelor of Science from Wayland Baptist University.