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Memphis DRC To Hold First Graduation

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 07:12pm

 MEMPHIS – The Tennessee Department of Correction’s Day Reporting Center (DRC) in Memphis will be holding its first graduation ceremony to honor the eight participants who have successfully completed the program.  Throughout the year, these graduates have successfully completed all three phases of the intensive, substance abuse treatment program and maintained their sobriety.  This is the first graduation held since the opening of the DRC program last August.

Addressing the causes of recidivism is essential to enhancing public safety.  Often times, offenders’ criminal behavior is directly related to a struggle with substance abuse.  The DRC program serves to address these issues through daily reporting, comprehensive treatment, and access to resources, all within a model focused on accountability and self-discipline.

Reducing recidivism through evidence-based programs is a central element of the Tennessee Department of Correction’s non-negotiable mission to ensure and enhance public safety.

WHAT:      Day Reporting Center Graduation

WHEN:      Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 6-8:00 pm

WHERE:    Greater Imani Church Sanctuary, 3824 Austin Peay Hwy, Memphis, Tennessee

Media wanting to cover the event should email Tylee Tracer at tylee.tracer@tn.gov