Transitional Aftercare Network

Transforming Lives through a Spirit of Excellence

Vision
Do our part to enhance reentry and reduce recidivism.
 

Mission
Our goal is to train individuals, agencies, faith-based and community organizations to provide aftercare through an educational forum within their own counties. Train mentors to provide guidance, encouragement, coping and life coaching skills in collaboration with the Division of Adult Correction, Prisons, Chaplaincy Services support.
 

What is TAN?
TAN (Transitional Aftercare Network) is a North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction, Prisons initiative with the purpose of partnering and collaborating with community organizations to provide evidence-based practices of mentorship for inmates (returning citizens).  TAN trains individuals, agencies, faith-based organizations and community organizations to mentor inmates. TAN equip mentors to assist inmates who are transitioning from incarceration, re-integrating back with their families, communities, and workforce to become productive citizens of society.   TAN'S contribution to a safer community is to do our part to enhance re-entry and reduce recidivism.
 

Guiding Principles

  • Spiritual values form the foundation of TAN.
  • All individuals have potential to contribute.
  • Every individual deserve opportunities.
  • Truth governs our actions.
     

Mentor Matches
TAN works in collaboration with the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction, Prisons sponsored pre-release programs. Graduates from these approved programs are eligible to apply for TAN services. TAN will assist inmates and ex-offenders whose infractions do not exceed a Class C or D Disciplinary level. Some infractions will be reviewed on a case by case basis. All infractions will be verified through the OPUS data base. Those who request TAN services will submit an application and go through an interview process with TAN representatives from the county to which they will be returning. TAN does not formally work with Sex Offenders; however we will provide references to other resources when available.

Contact Information:
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Division of Adult Correction
Prisons, Chaplaincy Services
Transitional Aftercare Network
4263 MSC
Raleigh NC 27699-4263
Contact Us: DOPTAN@ncdps.gov
Phone: (919) 838-3628
 

Forms and Information
TAN Volunteer Application
TAN Inmate Application
TAN Information Brochure
TAN Facility Advertisement Flyer