Re-Entry Program

The Rutherford County Re-Entry Program was initiated in 2019 at the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center and Adult Detention Center. The Re-Entry Program addresses criminal thinking, substance abuse, mental health, and basic life skills through evidence-based programming, case management, and other reintegration and recovery supports and referrals. The overall goal of the Re-Entry Program is to promote long-term recovery and independence for those who are incarcerated in Rutherford County as they transition back into society. The Re-Entry Team is committed to providing resources by collaborating with other community partners and agencies that contribute to long-term success. Programming services provided by the Re-Entry Team are designed for those serving at least three months, but service and resource connection is available to all those impacted by incarceration.  

This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee. Additional funding for this project is supported by Grant No. 15PBJA-22-GG-04609-SCAX awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.  The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office.


 Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive services to all those impacted by incarceration to improve overall quality of life, while improving public safety, and reducing recidivism. Through accountability, encouragement, preparation, and empowerment individuals will gain tools to achieve long term stability. 

 Vision Statement

To promote recovery, freedom, and successful reintegration for all individuals impacted by incarceration in Rutherford County.