TDOC Launches First Community Impact Program
MEMPHIS – The first of its kind program aimed at enhancing public safety in Tennessee has been launched as part of a collaboration between the Department of Correction, the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The Community Impact Program (CIP) is a law enforcement model that incorporates on-site collaboration between probation/parole and local law enforcement to maximize resources in monitoring high risk offenders. The CIP combines four critical components including crime prevention, supervision, surveillance and apprehension.
“The CIP will provide offenders with significant resources to address criminogenic needs while requiring enhanced accountability during the most critical time for offenders returning to their communities, the first 90 days,” Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield said.
The Community Impact Program’s design is consistent with current community policing initiatives in Memphis/Shelby County and will help strengthen the community while assisting offenders in becoming productive citizens.