El Paso Community College (EPCC) Criminal Justice professor, Hector Zamora, a Licensed Master Social Worker, was honored as Social Worker of the Year at the annual National Association of Social Workers Texas (NASW-TX) -Rio Grande Branch awards dinner.
Zamora was honored for his professional contributions and efforts to advance social justice and human rights.
Zamora’s criminal justice experience includes having worked as the Director of Special Programs with the West Texas Community Supervision & Corrections Department.; Assistant Chief Juvenile Probation Officer with the El Paso County Juvenile Probation Department. and Director of Dismas Charities-El Paso.
Zamora previously worked as a sex offender therapist for 16 years working with adult and juvenile offenders and their families.
Zamora is currently providing supervision of social work interns for Dimas Charities centers around the country, serves on the Foundation for EPCC Board of Directors, as a Service Learning Program liaison, Criminal Justice Club advisor, District Safety Committee member and has been assisting Student Technology Services in creating job opportunities in the criminal justice system.
The National Association of Social Workers is the largest organization of professional social workers and is committed to advocating and advancing the social work profession.
Each year, the NASW-Rio Grande Branch recognizes the contributions of outstanding individuals making a difference in our community.