|State outpatient program that gives felons intensive counseling, training instead of jail time may expand to Hamilton County|
|By timesfreepress.com- Andy Sher|
NASHVILLE — Hamilton County could be in line for an innovative Tennessee Department of Correction program that puts nonviolent felons struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues through an intensive one-year, three-phase program as an alternative to prison.
The Day Reporting/Community Resource Center program was created under a 2016 state law. It's already in operation in six counties, including Knox, Davidson and Shelby.
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