The Transitional Aftercare Network trains individuals, agencies, faith-based and community organizations to provide aftercare through an educational forum within their own counties. It also trains mentors to provide guidance, encouragement, coping and life coaching skills in collaboration with the Department of Adult Correction, Division of Prisons, and Chaplaincy Services support.
What is the Transitional Aftercare Network?
The Transitional Aftercare Network is a Prisons initiative with the purpose of partnering and collaborating with community organizations to provide evidence-based practices of mentorship for offenders. TAN trains individuals, agencies, faith-based organizations and community organizations to mentor offenders. TAN equips mentors to assist offenders who are transitioning from incarceration and re-integrating back with their families, communities, and workforce to become productive citizens.
- All individuals have the potential to contribute;
- Every individual deserve opportunities; and
- Truth governs our actions;
TAN works in collaboration with the Prisons-sponsored pre-release programs. Graduates from these approved programs are eligible to apply for TAN services. TAN will assist offenders and ex-offenders whose infractions do not exceed a Class C or D disciplinary level. Some infractions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All infractions will be verified through the OPUS data base. Those who request TAN services will submit an application and go through an interview process with TAN representatives from the county to which they will be returning. TAN does not formally work with sex offenders; however, it will provide references to other resources when available.
Division of Prisons, Chaplaincy Services
Transitional Aftercare Network