Congressman Ted Poe Receives Yarborough Award

Poe Recognized for Outstanding Leadership on behalf of Victims

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) received the Senator Ralph Yarborough Allied Professional Award from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Victims Services for outstanding leadership by a non-victim service professional who has made a contribution to victim rights and services.

Congressman Poe was honored during an awards ceremony at the 20th Annual Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse (TxCVC) Conference in Austin, Texas. Each year the TxCVC coordinates this state-wide training venue for law enforcement officers, judges, district and county attorneys, victim assistance coordinators, victim advocates, parole and probation personnel, victims and anyone else who provides a service to crime victims.

Congressman Poe is the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Victims Rights Caucus (VRC) and has been a life long advocate on behalf of victims and children. For more information on Congressman Poe or the VRC, please visit our website at