MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Wednesday was an emotional and historic day for a group of determined men.
The first-ever graduation ceremony for eight men who completed the Day Reporting Center program with Tennessee Department of Correction was held at Greater Imani Church in Raleigh.
According to TDOC, the graduates successfully completed three phases of “the intensive substance abuse treatment program and maintained their sobriety.”
The Tennessee Department of Correction added, “Addressing the causes of recidivism is essential to enhancing public safety. Often times, offenders’ criminal behavior is directly related to a struggle with substance abuse. The DRC program serves to address these issues through daily reporting, comprehensive treatment, and access to resources, all within a model focused on accountability and self-discipline. Reducing recidivism through evidence-based programs is a central element of the Tennessee Department of Correction’s non-negotiable mission to ensure and enhance public safety.”