Nashville-Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall recently announced the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office 5th Annual Lifecycle Conference is scheduled for July 24. The day is dedicated to discussing the needs of those incarcerated and how local non-profits and businesses alike can contribute to a successful transition from jail to the community. Hall, along with Mayor David Briley, Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway, District Attorney Glenn Funk, and other Nashville leaders will contribute to the conversation.
“I have always believed it is our job to ensure people leave jail better than how they entered,” Hall said. “Without outside support, there would never be enough resources to see that this happens. We want to encourage the community to become involved and understand the challenges facing inmates as they re-enter society and find a way to help those who need a hand-up.”
The conference’s mission is to promote community collaboration and develop awareness of subjects such as addiction, mental illness, joblessness, and homelessness. Participants are asked to provide solutions to assist in breaking the cycle that causes an individual to become incarcerated in the first place. Additionally, Hall hopes new partnerships evolve to help bridge the gap between incarceration and release.
“If your agency or business wants to help, I encourage you to join us. We certainly can’t do it on our own,” Hall added. “Community partners and volunteers make all the difference in the lives of inmates both while incarcerated and upon release.”
The Lifecycle Conference will be held at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 600 28th Avenue North. For more information, or to register, call (615) 804-8154, or email the conference coordinator, Thomas Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org.