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Tennessee Code Title 40. Criminal Procedure § 40-36-104

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This chapter is intended to accomplish the following goals:

(1) Maintain safe and cost efficient community correctional programs that also involve close supervision of offenders;

(2) Promote accountability of offenders to their local community by requiring direct financial restitution to victims of crimes and community service restitution to local governments and community agencies;

(3) Fill gaps in the local correctional system through the development of a range of sanctions and services available for the judge at sentencing;

(4) Reduce the number of nonviolent felony offenders committed by participating counties to correctional institutions and jails by punishing these offenders in noncustodial options as provided in this chapter;

(5) Provide opportunities for offenders demonstrating special needs to receive services that enhance their ability to provide for their families and become contributing members of their community;

(6) Encourage the involvement of local officials and leading citizens in their local correctional system;  and

(7) Promote the development of community corrections programs which are tailored to the specific needs of each participating county, and which are creative and innovative, within this state.

Cite this article: - Tennessee Code Title 40. Criminal Procedure § 40-36-104 - last updated January 01, 2020 |

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