Signed into law:
June 11, 2001
Brody Burks is the criminal justice policy advisor for Governor Greg Abbott. He is responsible for strategic coordination of agency, stakeholder,
Brody Burks is the criminal justice policy advisor for Governor Greg Abbott. He is responsible for strategic coordination of agency, stakeholder, and legislative priorities across multiple budgetary and policy areas. His areas of responsibility include adult and juvenile criminal justice, Second Amendment rights, school safety, and indigent defense. Mr. Burks provides the Office of the Governor with subject matter expertise in these areas to effectively respond to emergencies across the state, such as the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas. In addition to these statewide policy responsibilities, Mr. Burks serves as the Texas Commissioner to the Interstate Commission on Adult Offender Supervision where he is a delegate to the rules committee.
Prior to joining the Office of the Governor, Mr. Burks was an assistant district attorney for 9 years in Kleberg, Limestone, and McLennan counties. His practice focused on sexual and violent crimes at both the jury trial and appellate level. As a member of the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association he served as faculty advisor and speaker, training and mentoring new prosecutors. Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Burks is a published author on the topic of military light attack aircraft acquisition. He is a former president of the Groesbeck Lions Club, YMCA t-ball coach, and an avid hiker. He is a graduate of Austin College and the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
Compact Administrator / Parole Division Director
DCA / Assistant Director
DCA / Director
Assistant to the Director
Victim Services Division
Number: TGC Section 510.00 et seq.
Brody Burks, Chair, Texas Commissioner, Governor’s appointee
Pamela Thielke, Compact Administrator, Director Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division
Tina Balandran, Deputy Compact Administrator, Director Texas Interstate Compact
Honorable Michael Keasler, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
David G. Gutierrez, Chair Texas State Council, Chairman of The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
Pam Alexander-Schneider, Victims Representative, Founder and CEO of Lubbock Victim Assistance Services, Inc.
Jim Murphy, Texas State Representative
Konni Burton, Texas State Senator
Probation: Community supervision fee is not less than $25 or more than $60 per month.
Additional fees may be required.
Texas Government Code Chapter 103 - Additional Court Fees and Costs: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/htm/GV.103.htm
Parole: Parole supervision fee of $10 per month and an administrative fee of $8 per month.
Additional fees may apply for certain offenses and required programing or treatment based on conditions of supervision.
Texas Government Code Chapter 508 – Parole and Mandatory Supervision: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/SOTWDocs/GV/htm/GV.508.htm
Parole: No application fee.
Probation: Application fee varies by jurisdiction.