We have the capacity to train 60 men every year, at least half of whom are at high risk of going or returning to incarceration. Our program teaches men to be better citizens, employees, husbands and fathers, reducing the risk of their children and family members entering a life of crime and poverty.
Prison sentences cost taxpayers $29,000 per year per incarcerated individual. Our work to keep men out of prison results in as much as $870,000 in annual savings to the state, plus additional financial gain from reduced unemployment and welfare benefits among our graduates.
Over the past six years, we have secured full-time employment for 188 men with 20 construction companies. As Tennessee experiences growth and development, our men train specifically for construction trades and are ready to fill the need for skilled construction workers.