Tenn. county gets $500K grant for project to transition women from prison to recovery
The project aims to help women recover from substance use disorders and reenter the workforce after prison
By WBIR Staff
CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn. — A Claiborne County project meant to help women recover from substance use disorders and reenter the workforce after prison is getting funding.
Mayor Joe Brooks announced that the Claiborne County Women's Jail to Work Program was one of the 30 projects chosen by the Appalachian Regional Commission to receive support. The county will receive $500,000 to fund the project, as part of the ARC's Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems Initiative.
"The program will help individuals recover from substance use disorders, get the support services and work support training they need to maintain recovery, and successfully enter or reenter the workforce," said Brooks. "The innovative program moves women from jail to recovery to sustainable employment."