Tennessee Criminal Justice Summit
MEMPHIS, TN - The future of Criminal Justice in Tennessee will be the focus of the bi-annual Criminal Justice Summit which kicks off in Memphis Monday, June 12, 2006.
Key decision-makers and stakeholders will spend the day discussing criminal justice issues and charting a course for Tennessee’s criminal justice community.
The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Correction and the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole with support from the National Institute of Corrections and Edward Byrne Memorial Assistance Grant.
Today, Tennessee houses over 26,000 adult felony offenders. Additionally, the Board of Probation and Parole is responsible for the supervision of over 45,000 offenders in the community and manages over 8,000 offenders on parole.
A serious issue facing the criminal justice community is the over-increasing numbers of people who are incarcerated. The total incarcerated population is projected to increase 19 percent over the next 12 years.
“The challenges before us are large; however, we are confident that as a state, we can develop a shared vision of success,” said Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner George M. Little.
“The summit could not have come to fruition without the support of the Governor Phil Bredesen and his Administration,” said Commissioner Little.
The Criminal Justice Summit will be held in three regions of Tennessee.
Memphis - Fogelman Executive Conference Center, June 12, 2006
Nashville - Doubletree Hotel, June 27, 2006
Knoxville - Hilton Hotel, June 29, 2006