Kara Gougler is the Director of Case Management Services for the Texas Civil Commitment Office and is responsible for the management of all case management staff. Ms. Gougler began her career with the Texas Civil Commitment Office in 2012 as a community Case Manager where she supervised over 25 sexually violent predators living in the community. From 2015-2018, Ms. Gougler was the agency’s Case Analyst where she was responsible for tracking the movement of all clients throughout the civil commitment process. She has been in her current role of Director of Case Management Services since April 2018. In this capacity, she has direct oversight of 16 case managers and administrative staff, as well as working with vendors and treatment providers. She is instrumental in policy and procedure development and program development to ensure effective and efficient functioning of the TCCO and the facility. Ms. Gougler conducts trainings with staff and vendors and works with all to improve the services provided to the clients. She assists the treatment team in determining the best course of treatment and action with regards to the clients and maintains frequent contact with clients in the community.