TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Oct 22, 2015

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is launching a new re-entry advocacy program to help individuals with criminal records combat the legal barriers they face upon re-entering the community from jail or prison. Skadden Foundation fellow Vidhi Sanghavi Joshi will lead the a program, which will look at re-entry issues at all 48 counties Legal Aid serves. The state's most recent study of recidivism showed that 46 percent of people released from Tennessee jails or prisons returned within three years.