The Texas Department of Criminal Justice manages offenders in state prisons, jails and private correctional facilities. Its life decisions program allows qualified offenders to travel throughout Texas to inform, educate and advise the public about the negative consequences of poor decisions involving drugs, alcohol and crime. The agency also offers a variety of rehabilitation programs and counseling services. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim provides personal service to victims and their families. It additionally provides financial assistance, as well as a range of health care services. The agency s human resources division develops and implements activities and programs related to recruitment, staffing, and employee classification, compensation and benefits. In addition, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice maintains a victim advisory council that consists of more than 30 representatives from victim advocate groups, state agencies and local victim service providers.