The program allows inmates to learn vocational skills and make money while incarcerated to reduce recidivism
By Preston Steger and Meredith Aldis
GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment and Recidivism Reduction Strategies program, or CAREERRS has been in Grundy County for about six years. It is designed to help non-violent offenders learn and use vocational skills like welding, electrical and carpentry while they are in jail. This is an effort to address the employment challenges they could face re-entering communities and the workforce.
The program has already had a lot of success, but Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said the almost $600,000 headed to the small county is going to do wonders. It can help those incarcerated financially and mentally.
"I think most everybody deserves a second chance," Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said.
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