NASHVILLE, Tenn. - What happens when an offender is released from prison depends greatly on how the public reacts to him or her. Currently, more than 4,000 Tennesseans volunteer their time to work with inmates in state prisons.
The Tennessee Community Resource Board, with support from the Tennessee Department of Correction, is sponsoring the first of its kind conference aimed at empowering, energizing and equipping volunteers with ways that can help lower the recidivism rate. The conference also provides a statewide forum for encouraging volunteers by acknowledging their importance to the Department of Correction and to thousands of families in our state. Topics during the conference will range from “The Essential Steps to Success” and “Family Dynamics and Reconciliation.”
The public is encouraged to attend. Visit our website for registration information: http://state.tn.us/correction/volunteer/volunteer.html