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Citizens' Correctional Academy

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The Tennessee Department of Correction Citizens' Correctional Academy is a four week/five session seminar designed to provide local citizens with an in-depth look at corrections and our efforts to enhance public safety. The academy gives citizens the opportunity to learn about the departments' mission, operations and positive impact on the community.

A total of four (4) classes will be held one night per week from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. An additional session will be held on a Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

Who can attend?
- The academy is open to all Tennessee citizens not employed by the TDOC.

What are the requirements?
- You must be 21 years of age or older.
- No criminal history other than minor traffic violations.
- Must be able to attend all five (5) sessions.
- Must complete, sign and return all required forms, waivers and agreements.
Where will the academy be held?

- Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, 7475 Cockrill Bend Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37243-0471

- Other Nashville locations (TBD at a later date.)

When is it scheduled?
- September 9 through October 2, 2014

- Tuesday, September 9 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
- Tuesday,September 16 from 6:00 p.m.until 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, September 20 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 23 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 30 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday, October 2 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (Graduation)

Due to classroom size, the academy will be limited to 15 citizens. To apply, please complete the application and submit it by email to TDOC.Communications@tn.gov by Wednesday, August 20, 2014. All applicants will undergo a background check.