Since 1985, we've taught incarcerated women how to make better decisions!

 
 

As a volunteer-driven organization that, for more than 32 years, our organization has attracted women who seek personal and meaningful volunteer experiences, Better Decisions brings together women from varied backgrounds and gives them a unique opportunity to learn from each other. We've trained more than 1,200 volunteers who have taught and mentored over 1,500 women incarcerated in Nashville at the TN Prison for Women (TPW).

By choosing to participate in our 20-hour structured program, these TPW inmates learn life skills designed to help them gain more control over their lives, increase self esteem and feel empowered to make better choices.  After attending weekly classroom and mentoring sessions for 8 weeks, they graduate from Better Decisions with new skills and hope for a brighter future for themselves and their children.
More than 100 women participate in our programs annually, approximately 50 per term offered each spring and fall.
 

We would love to hear from you if you have an interest in volunteering with Better Decisions (see below). Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and have no criminal record. Once we receive your e-mail, we will follow up to conduct a telephone interview. Next steps would include completing a Tennessee Dept of Corrections application and attendance at both a TDOC policy and procedure training session and a Better Decisions curriculum and mentorship training event (15 hours total).

Please email info@betterdecisions.org if you are interested in learning more or complete a form on our Contact Us page.

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Where can YOU use Better Decisions as an Educational tool?

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How many decisions have you faced this week?

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Too many! 1 17%

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