TDOC Introduces A New Faith Based Collaboration
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction announces the creation of the Take One Program. The Take One Program is collaboration between faith based and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to help offenders leaving correctional facilities to successfully re-enter society.
An estimated 90% of incarcerated offenders will eventually be released back into our communities. The TDOC not only operates safe and secure prisons, but also enhances public safety by helping prepare offenders for re-entry to the community. “Take One is an opportunity for citizens to take an active role in enhancing public safety in Tennessee by helping offenders find their way to new, productive and crime-free lives,” Commissioner Derrick Schofield said. This program creates a network of organizations that will provide offenders with a variety of supportive services to assist them during their first year of release.
The TDOC will kick off the Take One Program through a series of prayer breakfast events across the state. During the prayer breakfast, potential partners will have a chance to learn about the program and meet with organizations that have already signed on for the program.
DATE: Monday, May 5, 2014
LOCATION: Christ United Methodist Church, 508 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN
INTERVIEWS: Commissioner Derrick Schofield, Department of Correction
Elder Darryl Taliaferro, Mt. Zion Baptist Church & Take One Steering Committee
ON SITE CONTACT: Neysa Taylor (615) 630-1010