VendEngine, a cloud-based software provider focused on the government payments and corrections markets, has partnered with The Family Center, a nonprofit dedicated to breaking multigenerational cycles of childhood trauma, to provide comprehensive services to the families of more than 21,000 inmates in the 65 corrections facilities the company serves across Tennessee.Read more
The new Dickson County Justice Center in Charlotte, Tenn. remains on schedule to open on November 30.Read more
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded the National Commission on Correctional Health Care for its compliance with the NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services in Jails.Read more
Rhea County officials are moving forward with plans for a new jail and justice center that will possibly be built on an old medical center site in Dayton, Tenn.Read more
Early-bird registration is currently open for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care.Read more
The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO)–controlled Pretrial Release (PTR) program in Tennessee has begun carrying out new procedures after a nearly two-year review.Read more
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice will administer $2 billion allocated to state and local law enforcement and criminal justice assistance under the federal stimulus package.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed the Office of Justice Programs will make $2 billion available to state and local agencies through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program.
The funding allocation is part a broader criminal justice assistance package contained in the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Barack Obama in February.Read more