Offender Resource Fair
MEMPHIS – Release from prison can present many challenges for ex-offenders. To assist with the transition from prison to community, the Department of Correction is partnering with the City of Memphis and Shelby County to host a resource and information fair for ex-offenders. Representatives from sixty organizations including the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Office of Re-Entry, the Salvation Army, JobLinc and legal representatives will be on hand to provide information on topics such as housing, license renewal, child support issues, clothing, substance abuse and vocational training.
“Our agency is committed to enhancing public safety and preventing those released from prison from re-offending. One of the ways we achieve that goal is by ensuring ex-offenders have the resources they need to be successful,” Commissioner Derrick Schofield said.
WHAT: Resource and Information Fair
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mid-South Fairgrounds, Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee 38104