Frequently Asked Questions


Who qualifies for the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry?

If you have any prior convictions. This includes current and past parole supervision, completed time-served, probation, etc. There is no limit on the number of prior convictions.

What types of employment opportunities are available?

Although the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry is not a job placement agency, we provide services (through in-house and community partners) for job readiness skills and preparation. At any time while an individual is a participant at MSCOR, they will be considered for job opportunities, as they become available, based on skills, education, and work experience.

Am I guaranteed employment?

Although it is our goal to help participants find employment, it is not guaranteed. We provide many job readiness resources that will help you become more competitive in your job search.

Will the nature of my offense keep me from being considered for the training?

No. MSCOR will work with each participant to help them determine which training best meet their personal need by creating a Success/Goal Plan.

If I’m currently awaiting a disposition on a pending charge, am I eligible to participate at MSCOR?

Any potential participant who needs help due to active and pending justice system adjudication, he/she is eligible to seek counseling and services offered at MSCOR.

Would violation of probation exclude me from eligible services at MSCOR?

No. MSCOR is focused on providing services to those who need them - regardless of their status in the criminal justice system.

If I would like to apply or find out more information concerning the Second Chance Training Program, where would I go?

Please contact the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Re-entry at (901) 222-4550 located at 600 Adams, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Must I live inside of the City of Memphis city limits to qualify for services?

No. Participants must reside within the boundaries of Shelby County, which includes the other cities within Shelby County - Bartlett, Millington, Arlington, Collierville, Lakeland, and Germantown.

What do I have to do to become a participant?

If you are currently incarcerated and will be released to Shelby County, contact your Program Administrator for the facility and inquire about the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry. If you are post release (no time limit), call the office at (901) 222-4550 or visit us at 1362 Mississippi Blvd., Memphis, TN 38106 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.