Resource Fair set for ex-offenders

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Murfreesboro - The Tennessee Department of Correction is partnering with the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Rutherford County and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to hold a resource and information fair for ex-offenders.

The event is set for Thursday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fleming Training Center, 220 Blanton Dr., Murfreesboro.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with potential employers, and more than 30 organizations will be on hand to provide information and assistance with job training and placement, education, legal issues, health care and faith-based community support. Ex-offenders and their family members are encouraged to attend the fair, which is a first of its kind event for the Murfreesboro area.

Reducing recidivism through evidence-based programs and continued support after an offender's release from prison is a part of the Tennessee Department of Correction's ongoing mission to ensure and increase the safety of the public.

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