This is a staff list for Delta Boot Camp in Katy, TX
(a.k.a. Katy-Hockley Boot Camp, Harris County Leadership Academy)
(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)
We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Delta Boot Camp. For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm. If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Delta Boot Camp, you have the right to take action.
If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Delta Boot Camp, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years. This will help! Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.
Please report any abuses at this facility by calling (866) 477-8354 or e-mail your report of abuse or violations to email@example.com. For more information on reporting abuse at this facility, visit http://www.hcjpd.org/Report%20TYC%20Abuse.asp.
Please don’t place your loved one in Delta Boot Camp and rescue them if they are there now.
|Don Clemons||Superintendent||Clemons no longer appears to be working at this facility. Clemons is not a licensed educator in TX. Source: https://secure.sbec.state.tx.us/sbeconline/virtcert.asp There is a Donald L. Clemons (may be a different person) that is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in TX and has been since 2007. Source: https://vo.ras.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do|
|Bert Carter||Asst. Superintendent||There is no other staff found for this facility.* HEAL requires Carter's full first, middle, and last name in order to verify whether Carter holds any professional licenses in TX.|
|John Kandeh||Superintendent||Kandeh is not a licensed educator in TX. Source: https://secure.sbec.state.tx.us/sbeconline/virtcert.asp Kandeh is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TX. Source: https://vo.ras.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do|
|Kenya Warren||Principal||Warren is not a licensed educator in TX. Source: https://secure.sbec.state.tx.us/sbeconline/virtcert.asp Warren is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TX. Source: https://vo.ras.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do|
|Mary Pedersen||Data Specialist||Pedersen is not a licensed educator in TX. Source: https://secure.sbec.state.tx.us/sbeconline/virtcert.asp Pedersen is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in TX. Source: https://vo.ras.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do|
|Donna Manoukian||Behavioral Therapist||
Manoukian is licensed solely as a licensed professional counselor and has only
been licensed since 2013 in TX. Source:
Manoukian's educator license is for pre-school through 4th grade and ESL.
|*(Delta Boot Camp, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices. Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience. Thank you for your help.)|
My teenage son is being abused at Delta Boot Camp in katy tx. ..This is the same type of facility that was shut down in Florida recently due to a child's death from the abuse he received. It's a state run extension of TYC (Texas Youth Commission) which for years has had problems with abuse and covering up reports of abuse. I made a report of the abuse anyway but I'm sure it will amount to nothing. If anyone knows of an independent organization that can help with these things or media who would be interested in doing a story to bring attention to this please post. Please help- any ideas or advice is appreciated. My son is suffering. 2 years ago...This is a court ordered facility, there is no way to go pick him up. He isn't lying about the abuse, he was skinny already and lost a LOT more weight since he's been there. I saw bruising on his face too. (2008)
Groups say abuse remains in Texas juvenile prisons--August
24th, 2010--AUSTIN, Texas — Four juvenile inmate advocacy groups have
alleged that widespread abuse continues in the Texas juvenile prison system,
almost four years after a sex abuse and cover-up scandal forced sweeping
The groups submitted a formal complaint asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate conditions in the Texas Youth Commission, the Austin American-Statesman reported in its online edition Tuesday.
The complaint filed by Texas Appleseed, Advocacy Inc., the Center for Public Representation and the National Center for Youth Law accused the commission of failing to protect the 1,700 juvenile inmates in its system because of short staffing and the use of improper restraints and excessive force.
A commission statement issued Tuesday said it has worked with two of the groups for three years to address the issues "and will work to fully investigate any allegations" in the complaint.
According to the newspaper, the complaint also alleged that juveniles are not provided adequate medical and mental health care and educational programs. Also, it contends the number of youth-on-youth assaults in commission facilities in Beaumont and Corsicana remain high. Those centers had the second-highest rate of sexual assault among the nation's juvenile prisons last year, according to a federal report. For complete story, click here.
delayed TYC sexual abuse trial--August
12th, 2010--The advocacy group Texas Civil Rights Project on Wednesday
called for a former Texas Youth Commission official to be brought to trial
quickly, almost six years after he was accused of molesting at least four
teenage boys in what became a statewide abuse scandal.
Scott Medlock , an Austin attorney who represents one of the four victims in separate pending civil litigation, said at a news conference that it is unbelievable and outrageous that former West Texas State School Principal John Paul Hernandez is still awaiting trial.
"More than three years after the public learned about these disgusting assaults, Hernandez's victims are still waiting for justice," said Medlock, director of the organization's Prisoners' Rights Program. "Prosecuting these men shows that if you abuse kids in TYC, you will be held accountable. Further delay undermines creating a culture of accountability."
In a statement, the victim — now 25 — said he wants to "stop what happened to me from being covered up."
"I need to move on with my life, and I can't do that until the man who violated me faces justice," the victim said in the statement. "I'm still struggling and I need some closure." For complete story, click here.
Last Updated:March 4th, 2015