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PERSEVERE PROGRAM LOCATIONS

TENNESSEE

Mark Luttrell Transition Center

Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

West Tennessee State Penitentiary/Women's Therapeutic Residential Center

West Tennessee State Penitentiary Men

Community/Youth Community

Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center

ARIZONA

ASPC Tucson - Whetstone Unit

Core Civic Red Rock Correctional Facility

Core Civic Saguaro Correctional Facility

ASPC Perryville - San Carlos Unit

S. CAROLINA

Camille Griffin Graham Correctional FAcility

GEORGIA

Metro Reentry Facility

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Correctional Center for Women

VIRGINIA

Virginia Correction Center for Women

NATIONAL

The National Institute to Unlock Potential is the first Persevere program offered Nationally.

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TENNESSEE

Mark Luttrell Transition Center

Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

West Tennessee State Penitentiary/Women's Therapeutic Residential Center

West Tennessee State Penitentiary Men

Community/Youth Community

Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center

ARIZONA

ASPC Tucson - Whetstone Unit

Core Civic Red Rock Correctional Facility

Core Civic Saguaro Correctional Facility

ASPC Perryville - San Carlos Unit

SC

Camille Griffin Graham Correctional FAcility

GEORGIA

Metro Reentry Facility

VIRGINIA

Virginia Correction Center for Women

NEBRASKA
NATIONAL

The National Institute to Unlock Potential

ADDITIONAL PERSEVERE PROGRAMS IN TENNESSEE

In addition to the core Persevere program for incarcerated men and women,
the following programs are offered in the state of Tennessee:

Tennessee Technology Workforce Alliance

$15M | Good Jobs Challenge | 3 Year Grant
Funded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Tech Alliance is part of the Good Jobs Challenge (GJC) dedicated to help train Americans for good jobs by developing and strengthening regional workforce training systems and sectoral partnerships. The Tech Alliance will provide technology training, career readiness instruction, wraparound case management, job placement, and long time follow up and support services to over 1,700 Tennesseans.
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Families First

$15M | Good Jobs Challenge | 3 Year Grant
Serving adults and children between the ages of 9 - 18. Persevere’s overall mission and its Pathway to Persevere (PTP) program is aligned with the TANF purpose to “end the dependence of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage.” Originally starting in Memphis and spreading throughout West Tennessee.
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Persevere Works

$900k | From BJA | 3 Year Grant
Persevere and TDOC have developed Persevere Works, a project designed to improve, expand, and implement Persevere’s successful program in two prisons in Middle TN — the men’s facility with the fewest vocational offerings (Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, TTCC: 2500 inmates), and the only women’s facility in Middle TN (Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center, DJRC: 700 inmates).
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EPIC Youth

$750k | From OJP | 3 Year Grant
Committed to breaking the cycle of intergenerational incarceration, unemployment, and poverty through evidence-based practices and a strengths-based approach. EPIC is a collaborative initiative designed to change the nature of re-entry and outcomes for Nashville/Davidson County youth ages 13 - 17 who are re-entering their communities after confinement in a juvenile facility.
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Tennessee Technology Workforce Alliance

Good Jobs Challenge | 3 Year Grant
Funded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Tech Alliance is part of the Good Jobs Challenge (GJC) dedicated to help train Americans for good jobs by developing and strengthening regional workforce training systems and sectoral partnerships. The Tech Alliance will provide technology training, career readiness instruction, wraparound case management, job placement, and long time follow up and support services to over 1,700 Tennesseans.
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Families First

TN Dept. of Human Services | 3 Year Grant
Serving adults and children between the ages of 9 - 18. Persevere’s Families First Program seeks to break the cycle of poverty, incarceration, and unemployment. The Program’s goals are to reduce redcidivism, increase employment and average wage for justice-involved adults, and prevent justice-involvement for children and young adults through coding classes, networking, career readiness, life skills training, and job placement.Tennessee.
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Persevere Works

Bureau of Justice Assistance | 3 Year Grant
Persevere and TDOC have developed Persevere Works, a project designed to improve, expand, and implement Persevere’s successful program in two prisons in Middle TN — the men’s facility with the fewest vocational offerings (Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, TTCC: 2500 inmates), and the only women’s facility in Middle TN (Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center, DJRC: 700 inmates).
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EPIC Youth

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention | 3 Year Grant
Committed to breaking the cycle of intergenerational incarceration, unemployment, and poverty through evidence-based practices and a strengths-based approach. EPIC is a collaborative initiative designed to change the nature of re-entry and outcomes for Nashville/Davidson County youth ages 13 - 17 who are re-entering their communities after confinement in a juvenile facility.
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NATIONAL PERSEVERE PROGRAMS

The National Institute to Unlock Potential is currently the only Persevere program offered Nationally.

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National Institute to Unlock Potential

Funding: Walmart.org
Unlock Potential (UP) is a partnership between Persevere and the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ). Our mission is to break the cycle of incarceration by providing meaningful employment opportunities to a statistically at-risk group of young people. By engaging businesses, community partners, and youth, we can make the biggest impact by creating the National Institute and the UP Hiring program to unlock the potential for our future.
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National Institute to Unlock Potential

Funding: Walmart.org | 3 Year Grant
Unlock Potential (UP) is a partnership between Persevere and the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ). Our mission is to break the cycle of incarceration by providing meaningful employment opportunities to a statistically at-risk group of young people. By engaging businesses, community partners, and youth, we can make the biggest impact by creating the National Institute and the UP Hiring program to unlock the potential for our future.
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TIMELINES OF PERSEVERE'S EXPANSION

We’ve come a long way, and we’re just beginning.
Follow our progress as we bring Persevere programs to more and more locations:

PERSEVERE’S EXPANSION INTO NEW FACILITIES:

Persevere Courses Were Added To 11 Facilities In 2 Years

2023

COMING SOON
Nebraska

2022

JANUARY
Atlanta, GA.

Metro Reentry Facility

JULY
Nashville, TN.
Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center

2021

MARCH
Eloy, AZ.

Saguaro Correctional Center

MAY
Columbia, SC.
Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Center

AUGUST
Richmond, VA.
Virginia Correctional Center for Women

2020

JANUARY
Goodyear, AZ.
ASPC Perryville San Carlos

OCTOBER
Eloy, AZ.
Red Rock Correctional Center Center

2019

APRIL
Henning, TN.
Women's Therapeutic Residential Center

MAY
Memphis, TN.
Mark Lutrell Transition Center

SEPTEMBER
Hartsville, TN.
Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

OCTOBER
Tucson, AZ.
ASPC Tucson Whetstone Unit

PERSEVERE’S  PROGRAM EXPANSION: 

Persevere added 5 New Programs in 4 Years

2023

JANUARY
- Families First

- Persevere Works

FEBRUARY
Tennessee Technology Workforce Alliance
(Tech Alliance)

COMING SOON
EPIC Youth

2022

OCTOBER
The National Institute to Unlock Potential

2021

MARCH
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