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Jul 08

Pretrial Day Reporting Center

Posted to Community Services News on July 8, 2022 at 3:12 PM by Jessica Harris

Pretrial Services

Pretrial Day Reporting Center

Pretrial Services Day Reporting Center provides a safe, secure, and structured environment focused on improving participant outcomes through various methods, including behavior modification and educational programming, mentoring and coaching by staff members, and therapeutic counseling through outside community partners. The staff continuously network with community agencies that provide employment assistance through programing, skills training, and direct hire. New participants complete an assessment that identifies a supervision plan garnered to their individual needs and goals while ensuring all court ordered requirements are also being addressed. Additionally, the Day Reporting Center offers clients assistance with transportation or assists clients with housing needs.

  • The Day Reporting Center currently offers the following groups.
  • Criminal Thinking Errors
  • Substance Use
  • Anger Management
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Batterers Intervention

Participants are vigorously supervised and the staff monitors their progress and reports to the courts. Clients who complete the program leave with a better understanding of the consequences for their actions and are able to make better decisions under pressure. They also possess meaningful contacts and/or training that will provide them with an opportunity for economic growth. This holistic approach continues from the moment the courts refer the client to the Day Reporting Center until the case is disposed or the unit is relieved of supervision. 

Dec 23

Helping Families through Social Skills Classes

Posted to Community Services News on December 23, 2019 at 11:27 AM by Janet Lo

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Office of Justice Initiatives - Pretrial Services
Helping Families through Social Skills Classes

Family values and healthy social skills are often at the core of positive and safe relationships. The Programs Unit of Pretrial Services helps those previously incarcerated to improve their social skills to have healthier relationships and prevent future offenses. Pretrial Services offers programs such as Bringing Peace to Relationships, Batterers Intervention Program, Anger Management, Parenting, and 24:7 Dad.  In these programs, clients are allowed to share personal experiences of their own, listen to group members, and follow an evidence-based curriculum aimed at improving the well-being of the entire family and community. 

Each program has unique curricula that offer knowledge, skills, and cognitive behavior themes.  The Bringing Peace to Relationships and Batterers Intervention Program are domestic violence programs. Both programs focus on abusive relationships in the family and the power and control that one person can exert. The Anger Management Program allows one to identify their anger and how to cope with anger.  The Parenting Program gives direct guidelines on parenting skills and family values.  In addition to parenting, the 24:7 Dad program offers principles of parenting, directly to the father. 

Pretrial Services’ Programs Unit is designed to help bring balance to one’s self, others and the community by fostering a positive family. For more information, contact 901-222-4000 or visit

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Oct 29

Project Homeless Connect

Posted to Community Services News on October 29, 2019 at 11:10 AM by Janet Lo

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Providing Help to Homeless

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Behavioral Health Unit and Pretrial Services volunteered to serve hundreds of individuals in the community who were homeless at Project Homeless Connect.  Project Homeless Connect is an annual event held at The Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane and hosted by the Community Alliance for the Homeless. This was a collaboration with service providers and volunteers from various agencies in Shelby County who came together to assist with improving the lives of those who are homeless. 

2019-10 oji pret homeless connect.jpgAll in attendance were able to access assistance with medical, dental, social security benefits, housing, legal services and other community resources. “It was rewarding to impact the lives of those in attendance so they could benefit from the resources provided by the community connection." -- Tiffany Hilson, Deputy Administrator of the Behavioral Health Unit. 

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