NASHVILLE, Tenn – TRICOR is proud to present the Rutherford County Criminal Justice Program with official state seals for six of their courtroom classrooms. TRICOR worked with Senator Bill Ketron, Senator Jim Tracy, Former Director of Schools Harry Gill, Jr., and Career and Technical Education Coordinator Kay Nixon to donate the state seals for the program. TRICOR and Rutherford County share a focus on learning and continuous improvement. TRICOR is pleased to support a great organization and their goal to expose the next generation of criminal justice students to a program that provides real world experience. TRICOR is currently working on a public education seminar for Tennessee high schools focusing on the criminal justice field and specifically correctional industries.
“It was an honor to present the Rutherford County community, in partnership with their distinguished Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy, state seals for their Criminal Justice Program. TRICOR congratulates the Rutherford County School System in the development of its young leaders in the Criminal Justice field,” said TRICOR CEO Patricia Weiland.
Formed by the legislature in 1994, TRICOR is the State of Tennessee’s correctional industry program that is operated by a Board of Directors and managed as a self-sustaining business model with the mission of “preparing offenders for success after release” through the context of work.
Rutherford County’s Criminal Justice Program provides students with real world experiences in a realistic setting. The classrooms contain a courtroom and a forensics lab which gives them the real world experience to see exactly what it is like in criminal justice. “Our goal of this program is to empower today’s students to grasp tomorrow’s opportunities,” stated Kay Nixon, Rutherford County Career and Technical Education Coordinator.