MEMPHIS, Tenn. — How to keep offenders from reoffending? One Memphis organization believes they have found one solution.
Recent data provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows that 47% of people released from jail in 2014 returned to a cell by 2017.
Persevere Memphis provides training in coding, allowing for second chances for those who are looking to learn a viable trade. The group offers certification, leading to a career, not just a job, and allowing a person to grow as a software engineer.
They get hands-on experience and are ready for a job when they complete the training.