Welcome to Community Corrections
Day Reporting Center
The Community Corrections Program was created by statute in 1985 and allows the sentencing of eligible felony offenders to a community-based alternative to incarceration. The goal of the program was to reduce the probability of continued criminal behavior with front-end community-based supervision for offenders while maintaining the safety of the community.
The Community Corrections Program allows taxpayer dollars to be diverted from the high costs of incarceration and offers local courts increased sentencing options for eligible offenders. Through the Community Corrections Program, the average cost is less than $4.00 a day for offender supervision.
As part of the Public Safety Act of 2016, Day Reporting Centers were introduced by the Tennessee Department of Correction in addition to the Community Corrections Program.
The basic concept of the Day Reporting Center is to acclimate eligible offenders to the daily routine of reporting to a supervised environment where they are expected to adhere to a schedule and engage in productive activities. The Day Reporting Center offers groups and classes related to Cognitive-Behavior Intervention, Job Readiness, Health and Wellness, Digital Literacy, Life Skills, Anger Management, Moral Recognition Therapy, Victim Impact, and Re-entry Planning. Although these services are in-house, there are various other services and community collaborations that are also available through the Day Reporting Center such as referrals to residential or IOP treatment, mental health counseling, LADAC counseling, housing, medical care, clothing, and food banks.
The Community Corrections Day Reporting Center serves the 19th Judicial District.