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"Mel is the consummate professional.  He is meticulous in detail.  He excels in management coaching and leadership training.  He has great insight into systems theory and quality control techniques."--Mike Griffiths, Former Director, Dallas County Juvenile Probation Department, Dallas, Texas

"Mel is someone that will support my leadership in my absence.  I trust him to train and develop our staff and clients.  Mel will deliver in relationships and results.  I highly recommend Mel for your next project."-- Joe Gonzalez, Owner, The Management Connection.

"I've known and worked with Mel concerning criminal justice for many years and would recommend his services and knowledge to anyone that is in need of correct progressive answers and always with integrity. Tommy Warren, T Warren Investments, The Woodlands, Texas

"I strongly endorse Mel Brown for his knowledge of the corrections profession, his humanity toward others, and his work ethic. It is always a pleasure to be around Mel. He has helped me in understanding correction's issues, particularly related to ACA Standards." --Jeff Rogers, Kentucky Department of Corrections

"MBA did all that was asked of them.  They provided sound advice and recommendations to follow up on."--Steve Henderson, Director, Lubbock County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Lubbock Texas.

"Our experience with MBA was really great.  You asked good questions at the beginning of the process to help us better defined exactly what we wanted and then you worked with us to give us that.  You responded to our needs.  You were willing to be on site when needed.  The end product was user friendly.  The manual you provided for the system was excellent.  The training you provided us on how to use the performance appraisal tool was also extremely beneficial.  While we know we were not your only client, you treated us like we were." --Dave Johnson, Director, Wichita  County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Wichita Falls, Texas.

“When you need help or advice, it’s always smart to turn to an expert whose broad knowledge, experience and professional objectivity will serve your management and treatment staff, as well as the young men in your care.  We did this when we hired you.”—Jane O’Shaunessy, President Cornerstone Programs, Inglewood, Colorado

“My purpose in writing is to thank you for the good job you did on our Institutional Staff Analysis.  We have digested the figures and used them in our discussions regarding hiring and staff transfers.”—Elmer Bailey, Retired Director, Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Houston, Texas.

Training and Staff Development

"I think this course is excellent for training for those who work close with the courts and those who plan on furthering their carrers" -- Chanda Martin, Smith County Juvenile Services, Tyler, Texas

"James Bell was to the point and knew what he was talking about."--Adrian Wyatt, Gregg County Juvenile Probation Department, Longview, Texas.

The most beneficial thing about this course was "Experience, stories, training from the inside."--Doug Kisinger, Wood County Juvenile Probation Department, Quitman, Texas

"The information regarding problem solving and the many different ways to solve a problem. Course was very interesting and helpful. Gave a new insight on solving problems."--Shaneikwa, Sanders, Smith County Juvenile Services, Tyler, Texas 

"Have not heard this good a speaker in a long time.  Time flew.  Never bored.  Useful and Interesting info."--Margaret Durrum, Upshur County Juvenile Probation Department, Gilmer, Texas

"The training your company provides is excellent.  Regardless of who from your company does the training, it is always quality training."--Melinda Wilson, Gregg County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Longview, Texas

"Mel is one of the nicest and most professional individuals that I have ever had the opportunity to know.  He has provided keynote speeches to our organization's national conference, provided training at conference workshops, and helped produce a training video for us.  He operates with a high degree of integrity and has a great deal of respect for his clients.  His inspirational and humorous messages are always on target and empowering for the audience."--Michael A. Jones, National Partnership for Juvenile Services.

"Dr. Brown is very knowledgeable and promoted class participation and team work.  Class was laid back to make learning a more pleasant experience."--Stan Boyd, Harrison County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Marshall, Texas.


"Dr. Brown, I attended your training session at the TPA Conference in Beaumont (Leading from the Middle). I just wanted to let you know that I found the training very informative and I intend to use the information to help my staff grow (as well as myself). Thank you very much for the great class and I hope to see you at future conferences. I really liked how you tied the 'Wizard of Oz' into your presentation. It is a very good analogy to identify different kinds of people in the workplace."--Tobin Lefler, Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department, San Angelo, Texas.

"Very informative.  Dr. Brown is a joy to listen to and provides a plethora of knowledge and useful information."--Denise Tobias, Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Ft. Worth, Texas

"This course is applicable and needed for survival, progress, and personal enrichment in the work place."--comment submitted at workshop but was unsigned.

"Presentation was great.  Mr. Brown knew the information, explained it well and kept me interested the whole time.  Jokes were funny!"--Lakisha Woodard, Brazoria County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Angleton, Texas

"Great instructor.  Made the day interesting with activities and learning exercises."--Marty Caldwell, Liberty County Juvenile Probation Department, Liberty, Texas

"This is very invigorating and innovative training.  Makes you think and realize your actions and influence at a deeper level and understanding." Deb Swan, Liberty County Juvenile Probation Department.

"This is a great course.  I think you were willing to adjust your training schedule and issues to the needs of the participants.  I also like the idea of getting the audience involved."--Ed Cockrell, Jefferson County Juvenile Probation Department, Beaumont, Texas

"Gave me a lot to really think about in management in different directions.  I really liked the interactive exercises.  Excellent Format.  Humor was an excellent component in this workshop." -- David E. Moore, Director, Orange County Juvenile Probation, Orange, Texas

"Tamra and Val keep you on your toes.  They were very interesting, held everyone's attention and were excellent in interpersonal skills."--Maxcene Dawson David, Harris County CSCD, Houston, Texas

"Informative and entertaining--it is easier to remember and apply techniques when the presentation/presenter is knowledgeable, informed and entertaining."--John Dulin, Rusk County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Henderson, Texas

"I enjoyed it, very informative.  The instructor is very knowledgeable and easy to follow."--Jody Armstrong, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Conroe, Texas

"Very good job at presenting information.  Dr. Brown has a unique style of presenting.  I found the tips for managing politics to be very beneficial.  I can really relate to Dr. Brown because he has 'walked the walk' which qualifies him to 'talk the talk'.  Excellent job!"--James Bell, Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Houston, Texas

"Tied together and illustrated how communication, teamwork, leadership, and vision can take an organization to a higher level of effectiveness and at the same time bring each member to a higher level of performance."--Steve Sory, Rusk County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Henderson, Texas

"All supervisors at all ranks should participate in this class."--David Dottei, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Conroe, Texas

"I have really enjoyed this training.  Dr. Brown's presentations are interactive and allow you to think about how you can improve your job and allow others to grow around you."--La Ronda Turner, Jefferson County Juvenile Probation Department, Beaumont, Texas

"I think the course should be presented to all the new supervisors with less than 5 years experience supervisory experience."--Jermaine Jenkins, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Conroe, Texas

“Mel’s presentations are engaging, animated, and accentuated with an energizing dose of humor.”—Fred Rangel, Program Coordinator, Correctional Management Institute of Texas, Huntsville, Texas.

"Very good training.  Very informative and style of delivery was entertaining.  This would be great for new managers."--James Bell Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Houston, Texas.

“I really enjoyed it and think it will be of great benefit to our probationers.  Empowering both staff and residents.”—Donna Kountz, Jefferson County Women’s Center, Beaumont, Texas

“The trainers not only know the subject matter but they truly believe in it and it shows.  They also make you excited about the CRC.”—Jorge Medina, Lubbock County Court Residential Treatment Center, Lubbock, Texas

“I would encourage other agencies to use your services as I know first hand how hard you work, how dedicated you are to the highest principles of our profession and how committed you are to improving the caliber of our staff through training.”

“No one but Charly and Mel could make a workshop on developing policies and procedures an enjoyable experience.”  Cindy Burns, Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center, Omaha, Nebraska

“Having clients come into the office to 'practice on’ is one of the best techniques you could have had. EVER!! Now that ‘Rocks.’ There was never a boring moment, such enthusiasm on the part of the training team and participants.”—Cynthia Adams, Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Houston, Texas

“The instructors are great.  This is the best training I have been to since employed at the county.”—Billy Speigel, Lubbock County Court Residential Treatment Center, Lubbock, Texas

“Thought provoking—got me out of my daily rut of doing things.”—Larry Stewart, Jefferson County  Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Day Reporting Center) Beaumont, Texas

“The course was absolutely wonderful!  This was by far the best training I have attended since starting with HCCSCD.” —Ysira M. Kyles,  Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Houston, Texas

“I admire the way the trainers put both their heart and soul into the presentations.  I loved the training.”—Jill Blackstock, Lubbock County Court Residential Treatment Center, Lubbock, Texas

“The course was great  It really helped me to step out of my comfort zone.  Thanks a lot for all you taught us.”—Debra Masters, Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Houston, Texas

“Very Valuable and insightful.  It’s great to know that I have an effective tool to help people change their own lives.”—Christal E. Maxwell, Jefferson County Women’s Center, Beaumont, Texas

“I am very eager to use this technique and am especially confident now that I’ve practiced it half a dozen times and watched it lots more.  I was thrilled with the energy and excitement of the trainers.  In 5 years of probation training, I’ve never remained more alert and interested than I did with Val and Tamra.”—Lauren Lowe, Lubbock County Court Residential Treatment Center, Lubbock, Texas

“I wanted to send you this short note to show my appreciation for the fine job you did during the Heartland Juvenile services Training Institute in Omaha.  The class you gave on leadership has been especially helpful for me since I have recently been promoted to the position of supervisor.”—Daryl L. Jones, N.E. Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

“I really think this was a great training.  It made me look at the type of CSO I am and made me look at what I need to change to maybe make a difference.” — Yvette Broussard, Jefferson County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Beaumont, Texas

“This provided real world tools that all leader/managers can take back to work and employ—not just theory—gave us real food.”—Mandy Mantooth, Director of Human Resources, Lubbock County, Texas

“This was the best training I have had in a really long time.  I loved the presenters’ enthusiasm.”—Aundrea Walls, Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Houston, Texas

“I was not sure about this process in the beginning, but after completing the course I will be able to use this process at work and at home.” —Herbert James, Jefferson County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Beaumont, Texas.

Contact us at

Mel Brown and Associates
490 Charleston Park
Conroe, Texas 77302

Phone: 936-273-0919
info@melbrown.org