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Former Offender To Share His Success At Take One Reception

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 11:15am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction will host a reception for the Take One program on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Nashville.  Take One pairs offenders nearing release from prison with faith based and nonprofit organizations and encourages each organization to mentor one offender for a year.  This partnership provides offenders with an additional layer of support to help them successfully re-enter society.

Department of Correction Religious and Volunteer Services Director Deborah Thompson and State Representative Johnny Shaw will speak at the event.  Take One participant Tyrone Turner will also share how the program has positively impacted his life since his release from prison in 2014.

More than 90% of incarcerated offenders will eventually be released back into our communities. Reducing recidivism through programs like Take One is a central element of the Tennessee Department of Correction’s mission to ensure and enhance public safety.

WHAT:     Take One Reception and Meeting

WHEN:      Monday, April 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:   First Baptist Capitol Hill, 625 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203