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Victim Impact Appreciation - Media Advisory

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 | 11:23am

NASHVILLE - Understanding the impact of their crimes on victims is one of the key components in keeping inmates from re-offending.  Each week, dozens of Tennesseans who have been victimized by crime visit TDOC prisons to share their stories and discuss the far-reaching affect of crime.

"For many offenders this is the first time they recognize the harm they have caused," said Commissioner Derrick Schofield.  "When offenders truly understand what their crimes have done to vicitms, they start to seriously contemplate change."

As part of National Victims Rights Week, supporters and facilitators of TDOC's Victim Impact classes will be honored for their efforts toward "No More Victims."  More than 40 victim impact speakers volunteer their time speaking to offenders in Middle Tennessee prisons.

WHAT: Victim Impact Appreciation Ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Charles B. Bass Correctional Complex - Annex
  7466 Centennial Blvd., Extended
  Nashville, Tennessee  37209

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