|KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT (KPD)
| KNOXVILLE PUBLIC SAFETY COLLABORATIVE (KPSC)
800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915
The Knoxville Public Safety Collaborative is a partnership between
the Knoxville Police De-partment, the Tennessee Board of Probation
and Paroles, the Helen Ross McNabb Center, Child and Family Tennessee
and other human service agencies in the Knoxville area. This initiative
seeks to improve public safety by providing enhanced supervision
and proactive treatment to high-risk/high-needs offenders and their
families. KPSC aims to help offenders make successful transitions
back to the community thereby enhancing public safety for everyone.
The Public Safety Collaborative serves an average of 130 high-risk/high-needs
parolees and pro-bationers. New parole cases are staffed once a
month while probation cases are opened and re-viewed every week.
The KPSC also participates in the Knox County Drug Court treatment
and su-pervision process every week. The Public Safety Collaborative
also participates in a partnership with the Tennessee Department
of Corrections in a new initiative to serve serious and violent
of-fenders. The Tennessee Bridges Program provides intensive treatment,
case management and mentoring services along with enhanced supervision
to this high-risk population from prison to their home community.
Planning is also underway to develop a Youth Safety Collaborative
for Knoxville’s at-risk children and their families. The Helen Ross
McNabb Center will provide case management and treatment services
to at-risk children and their families who are referred to the program
from the Knox County School system’s School Threat Assessment Team.
The KPSC has developed a new website that will provide public safety
information to the commu-nity, other jurisdictions interested in
establishing their own collaborative initiatives, and to indi-viduals
and groups interested in joining the KPSC. The website can be found