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TDOC Receives High Marks From American Correctional Association

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 01:05pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is being recognized by a national organization for outstanding work in the area of community supervision. The American Correctional Association (ACA) has given TDOC a 100% grade on mandatory and non-mandatory standards as part of the agency’s annual audit.  The TDOC Community Supervision division supervises nearly 70,000 offenders on probation or parole. 

ACA Audit Chair Dave Johnson said the 100% score is an accomplishment that speaks to the training and leadership of TDOC.  “The department’s focus on reentry is the wave of the future and this demonstrates the commitment to effective community supervision.”

The American Correctional Association designed operational standards to enhance correctional practices in agencies across the country.  In order to be accredited, agencies must meet the requirements for all standards.

Commissioner Tony Parker said the TDOC is committed to adhering to best practices and standards.  “This audit result is an acknowledgment of the incredible work performed each day by Probation Parole staff across the state,” Parker said.  “I am so proud of the TDOC Community Supervision team. An ACA reaccreditation audit score reflects the professionalism and standardization in our practices that is a focus of our team.”