The Pursuit Center is a program designed to offer youth an experience grounded in creating a mindset for cultivating positive social relationships, progressing academic goals, and developing career readiness skills by reducing the amount of delinquent activity that is occurring in our communities.
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Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has a website https://imljail.shelbycountytn.gov/IML that will allow you to look up individuals to check whether or not they are in custody. You must have the person’s full name (correct spelling); having their date of birth is helpful but not required.
You may also call 901-222-4700. Again, you will need the person’s full name (correct spelling).
Visit https://shelbysheriff.org/injail.html or call 901-222-4700.
Call 901-222-3600 or 901-222-3500. Or visit https://cjs.shelbycountytn.gov
You qualify for expungement if you have all of the following:
The following cases do not qualify for expungement:
It takes 60 working days from the date the judge signs the order.
To get started on the process, you can:
If they violated their probation due to committing another crime, you should contact the Memphis Police Department or the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to file a report of the crime. Probation and/or the conditional release will be addressed based on the new charges.
If you would like to become a site provider there are three (3) ways to contact this office:
If you are a member of the community and would like to sign up to complete community service, you must report in person to the office located at 201 Poplar Ave, Suite 8-01; Memphis, TN 38103 between the hours of 8:00a and 4:00p. Bring documentation outlining the reason for community service (i.e. court order, community referral, etc.).
We can help if you are seeking release for someone in custody or need to complete a court requirement. For legal advice, you will need to contact your attorney.
The Behavioral Health Unit networks with agencies such as Alliance Healthcare Services and Case Management, Inc. Both agencies accommodate clients without insurance by enrolling them in a program called Safety Net. Safety Net is a state funded program that covers behavioral health treatment for the uninsured.
All participants receiving services from the Mental Health Advocate Program are referred by an attorney. The Advocates assist with the release from incarceration and establish community supports for participants who are enrolled. Those case are monitored by the advocate until the case is dismissed.
The client is referred by their attorney (public defender or private attorney) if their case is eligible for diversion.
The client has to have a documented mental health diagnosis. Also, the client’s case has to be a misdemeanor or a nonviolent crime.
All clients enrolled in the CJL Program are referred by their attorney (public defender or private attorney). Most of the clients referred into CJL have Criminal Court Cases and are eligible for probation.
The Crisis Stabilization Unit at Memphis Mental Health Institute takes walk-ins daily. They will evaluate the client to determine your level of need. If the client presents unstable and willing to receive treatment, they will be admitted to become stable on mental health medications. Follow-up treatment can be obtained through the following agencies: Alliance Healthcare Services and Case Management, Inc.
Lakeside Behavioral Health Systems and Delta Medical Center takes walk-ins in their intake department. They will evaluate the client to determine your level of need. If the client presents unstable and willing to receive treatment, they will be admitted to become stable on mental health medications. Follow-up treatment can be obtained through the following agencies: Alliance Healthcare Services and Case Management, Inc.
The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) identifies individuals at a high risk of overdose and effectively diverts victims away from the criminal justice system and into substance abuse treatment.
Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain.
In 2018, Shelby County had 123 opioid overdose deaths. Among new heroin users, approximately 75% report abusing prescription opioids prior to using heroin. In 2018, Tennessee had over 6 million opioid prescriptions filled for pain. Opioid addiction can happen to anyone.
Any individual who thinks they may have, or has, an opioid addiction is eligible.
Individuals seeking services could contact the Center for Addition Science at UT Medicine and ask to be connected with an Addiction Peer Recovery Specialist at 901-866-8630 or visit the center at 6401 Poplar #500 Memphis, TN 38119. Individuals seeking services can also be referred from local hospitals, first responders, pre-trial, corrections, law enforcement, and other agencies.
The COAP program serves insured and uninsured individuals. Patients will be referred to First Step Recovery Centers for assistance, if uninsured. The COAP offers some support services and treatment may be paid while the individual is being assisted with securing insurance.
Contact the Tennessee REDLINE @ 1-800-889-9789.
Youth that are brought before a judge/magistrate; Youth who are currently on pre-adjudicatory electronic monitoring devices; Youth who are referred to the Pursuit Center by a probation officer in the Children’s Bureau based on the 1st and 2nd contact with Juvenile court. The participants can be referred to the Pursuit Center in lieu of Juvenile Detention center and the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court Children’s Bureau.
Participants will be placed in cohorts and each cohort will participate for one 20 –day cycle. Participants are required to attend the program 5 days a week from 4:00 pm -7:45 pm.
Transportation is provided for students that align with the TN Student Transportation Law and/or Shelby County Schools guidelines for transportation.
The Pursuit Center is at Carver, 3rd floor, 1591 Pennsylvania Street, Memphis, TN 38109.
The program consists of tutoring in core academic areas such as English and Math; mental health and intensive mentoring services aimed at cultivating positive social interaction; and diverting the students from destructive behaviors.