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Take One Prayer Breakfast

Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:12am

Johnson City – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) will host a prayer breakfast to kick off the Take One program in Johnson City next week. Take One is a collaboration between faith based and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to help offenders successfully re-enter society. Take One encourages each organization to mentor one offender for one year.

An estimated 90% of incarcerated offenders will eventually be released back into our communities. This new program allows TDOC to not only operate safe and secure prisons and provide effective community supervision, but also enhance public safety by helping prepare offenders before they return home.

“Take One is an opportunity for citizens to take an active role in making Tennessee a safer place to live, work and go to school 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 provide offenders with a variety of supportive services to assist during their first year of release.

Tuesday morning’s breakfast will be the sixth of its type since the Take One program launched in May, 2014. 

   WHAT:        Take One Prayer Breakfast

   WHERE:     Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church

                         201 East Market Street

                         Johnson City, TN 37601

   WHEN:        Tuesday. August 5, 2014

             9 am – 11 am

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