Jessica Marsh was elected to a SOCCPN General Board seat in 2019. Jessica currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Texas Civil Commitment Office, formerly known as the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management. Jessica has been with the agency since 2014 and previously served as the agency’s General Counsel and Director of Program Operations. Jessica oversees all programmatic activities of the agency including policy development and implementation; contract management; planning for and development and implementation of sex offender treatment curriculum; and training for staff, vendors, and outside entities. Finally, Jessica assisted in the drafting of historic Senate Bill 746 which completely revamped the Texas sex offender civil commitment program in 2015 as well as the implementation of the state’s first tiered treatment program.
Jessica has served as the agency’s representative on Governor’s Commission for Women State Agency Council and the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council. Prior to working with the Texas Civil Commitment Office, Jessica worked as an Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General. Jessica is a graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Texas School of Law. Outside of work, Jessica volunteers with a local animal rescue group as a medical technician and foster parent for dogs with major medical needs.