Tennessee Department Of Correction And City Of Memphis Partner To Bring Manhood University To Mark H. Luttrell Transition Center
MEMPHIS– Today, TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker and Mayor Jim Strickland announced a new partnership bringing Manhood University to the Mark H. Luttrell Transition Center. Manhood University is a six-week program created to inspire men to build up their communities, find jobs and create stronger relationships. During this program, participants will develop goal-setting, time management, financial literacy, conflict resolution, job readiness and communication skills.
Programs that bridge the community and reentry are essential to reducing recidivism. “We are looking forward to having this partnership with the City of Memphis,” shared Commissioner Parker. “Mayor Strickland understands that the men behind bars today are also our neighbors of tomorrow and the success of our communities hinges on their successful reentry. The men at MLTC have a great opportunity to make their lives better, which will help them to become productive members in society and make a safer Tennessee.”
Reducing recidivism, and helping ex-offenders get back on their feet with meaningful employment is a top priority. For the last three and half years, the City of Memphis has been operating Manhood University with over 300 participants going to through the program. This expansion will be working with individuals over the 60 days prior to their scheduled release date.
“Life is about forgiveness, second chances and lending a helping hand to those who need it when and where we can,” Mayor Jim Strickland said. “That’s exactly what Manhood University does. Over the course of six weeks, this program gives hope and purpose to these men, and I’m excited to work with the State to get this done.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Office of Community Affairs at 901-636-6507.