The Shelby County Office of Re-Entry is a community agency dedicated to the needs of returning citizens with the support of the State of Tennessee (TDOC Commissioner), and Shelby County Government (Mayor's Administration). The Office of Reentry provides essential reentry resources in one place.
The ultimate goals of the Office of Re-Entry are:
To help reduce recidivism by connecting ex-offenders with resources, fulfilling their social and emotional needs, and by helping them become job-ready.
Provide programs and support in an effort to assist our clients in gaining self-sufficiency and reduce the desire to re-offend.
"My prayer is that my journey provides the hope and inspiration that is necessary to help someone keep grinding. NOTHING is impossible." - Director DeAndre Brown
About Director DeAndre Brown
DeAndre’s work in reentry began when he founded LIFEline to Success in 2009. He found his own reentry, after 25 months in state and federal prison, to be exceedingly difficult and cluttered with obstacles. Instead of complaining about the problem, DeAndre and his wife, Vinessa, decided to begin an organization dedicated solely to streamlining the reentry process and advocating for justice.
Director Brown was appointed by Mayor Lee Harris to serve as the Director of the Shelby County Office of Re-Entry in August 2021.
DeAndre and his wife, Vinessa have 8 children and two grandchildren. He is the Pastor of LifeLine to a Dying World Ministries.
Read Director Brown's full bio here.
High School Diploma Requests
Social Security Cards
Voting Rights Restoration
Anger Management Classes
Substance Abuse Classes
Eligibility to participate in the Office of Re-Entry’s services includes the following:
Must be justice-involved
May be recommended as Condition of Probation/Parole
Can be referred to as a judicial diversion by a judge
Resident in Shelby, Fayette, or Tipton County, TN
"It’s No doubt in my mind that The Shelby County Office of Reentry really worked with, and for me. Treated me like Family, gave me the Boost that I needed to move forward."
- Christopher M.
Address: 1362 Mississippi Blvd, Memphis, TN 38106
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM -4:30 PM
Walk-ins are welcome