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Expungement Information & Resource Fair 4/27 @ Mississippi Blvd Church

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Job Readiness Training – ECOP

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by | September 27, 2016 · 1:48 PM

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry-Open Enrollment

MSOR

The Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry is now accepting online applications for MSCOR University (formerly known as Second Chance), Winter 2016 Term.

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry (MSCOR) is a collaborative effort to aid returning citizens with the tools necessary to ensure their successful community reentry with family, employment and education.  This collaborative consists of parole supervision from the Tennessee Department of Correction; case management from the Shelby County Division of Corrections; and soft skills training from the City of Memphis’ Second Chance Program.  In order to expand the services to all returning citizens regardless of the number and type of convictions, the Second Chance Program was enhanced to be called “MSCOR University.”

The classes and training offered through MSCOR University have proven to be beneficial in helping the student understand relationships and behaviors related to changing their status as a “labeled felon” to a respected and productive citizen.  With this newfound self-accountability, the student will be better equipped to project confidence when applying for and functioning as a productive and valued employment. Enrollees will be eligible to participate in all services offered by MSCOR – healthcare, GED certification, Forklift certification, transportation passes, job fairs, etc. Completion of MSCOR University will show their dedication and commitment to improving their lives living with a conviction.

MSCOR University is taught on an array of tried and true life-coaching strategies.

MSCOR is a one-stop-shop hub with a mission “To help citizens returning from incarceration navigate a holistic network of community services designed to restore dignity and confidence while providing opportunities for individual and family success.”

Classes will be offered over a 4-month period beginning in February 2016. Potential students are required to reside in Shelby County, TN.  They must attend one Core Class per month and one Elective Class over the 4-month period for a total of five classes. At the completion of the Winter 2016 term, students will be invited to participate in a graduation ceremony to receive a Certificate of Completion recognized by many local employers.

Register online https://www.mscor.org/content/mscor-university 

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Second Chance Applications March 10-14, 2014

Reentry

 Applications available online March 10-14, 2014 at https://reentry.shelbycountytn.gov/SecondChance

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-entry Second Chance Program

Application Process

The application process allows applicants to apply for the program and receive notification of their status via email.

The online program application will have distinct sections: (Personal Information, Education & Training, and Work Experience). Failure to complete ALL program sections will result in an incomplete application and will not be processed.

The Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-entry is an equal opportunity program and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Apply Monday, March 10th – Friday, March 14th.

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Re-Entry (Second Chance) Applications Accepted 9/30-10/4

 
(Formally Second Chance)

Applications are online Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:01a.m. through Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:59p.m.

The online program application will have distinct sections: (Personal Information, Education & Training, and Work Experience). Failure to complete ALL program sections will result in an incomplete application and will not be processed.
The Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-entry is an equal opportunity program and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

The application can be obtained by going to reentry.shelbycountytn.gov during this time.

Contact the Office of Re-Entry with any questions/concerns at (901)222-4550 or re-entrymemphis@shelbycountytn.gov.

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Second Chance Applications Accepted 12/20/10

Applications will be accepted for the Second Chance Program December 20, 2010.  The Second Chance Program is for individuals with one felony conviction.  The program connects individuals with employers that are willing to hire them.  Contact the office at (901) 545-0343 for more information. The Second Chance Ex-Felon office is located at 444 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38105  www.secondchancememphis.org.

Second Chance Program

Q & A

Q: Who qualifies for the Second Chance Program?

A: If you are an ex-offender with one felony conviction, you are eligible to participate in the Second Chance Program.

Q: What types of employment opportunities are available? And, what are the salary ranges?

A: Employment opportunities will be based on skill, work experience and educational level. Salaries will be based on job classification.

Q: Am I guaranteed employment?

A: Employment will be based on available job positions.

Q: How long will the process take before job placement?

A: Completion of the process will take approximately 60 to 90 days, however, completion of the process does not guarantee job placement.

Q: Will the nature of my offense keep me from being considered for the Second Chance Program.

A: Each applicant will be evaluated on an individual basis; however, all first time offenders will be given the opportunity to participate in the Second Chance Program.

Q: If I have a felony conviction and was charged, but not convicted of a second felony offense, would I be eligible for the Second Chance Program.

A: If you are an ex-offender with only one conviction you are eligible to participate in the Second Chance Program.

Q. If I’m currently awaiting a disposition on a pending charge, am I eligible for the Second Chance Program?

A: An applicant will only be eligible for the Second Chance Program after a conviction, and then only if he/she has one conviction.

Q: What is the Second Chance Program?

A: The Second Chance Program is a private/public partnership between the City of Memphis and local businesses that is designed to connect ex-offenders who are willing to work with employers who are willing to hire them.

Q: Would violation of probation exclude me from being eligible for the Second Chance Program?

A: Violation of probation would exclude an applicant from the Second Chance Program based on the nature and classification of the offense. Every incident will be reviewed before a determination is made; however, if an applicant is charged with and convicted of a second felony he/she will be automatically dismissed from the Second Chance Program.

Q: If I would like to apply or find out more information concerning the Second Chance Program, where would I go?

A: Any eligible ex-offenders or prospective employers can contact the office at (901) 545-0343. The Second Chance Ex-Felon office is located at 444 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Q: Must I reside in the City of Memphis to participate in the Second Chance Program?

A: Participants must reside within the boundaries of Shelby County to participate in the Second Chance Program.

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Second Chance Program Accepting Applications 09/27/10

The Second Chance Program is a private/public partnership between the City of Memphis and local businesses that is designed to connect ex-offenders who are willing to work with employers who are willing to hire them. Since its creation by the City of Memphis in 2001, the Second Chance program has provided employment and support services to former offenders in Memphis and Shelby County to help them succeed in life as law abiding citizens.  For Frequently Asked Questions click here.

Applications for the Second Chance Program will be accepted on September 27, 2010.  Please call 901-545-0343 for information and to find out if you qualify.

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