Making a Difference: Tennessee Partnership for Ongoing Parental Support (TPOPS)
TPOPS, based in UT’s College of Social Work, contributes to the welfare of the children of incarcerated parents who are better-empowered to support them. TPOPS provides assistance to noncustodial fathers who are incarcerated or recently released, as well as informational sessions for correctional staff. TPOPS is funded through a contract administered by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and the University of Tennessee.
Making a Difference: SWORPS Child Care Quality Initiatives
The SWORPS Child Care Report Card Program, Star-Quality Child Care Program, and Child Care Resources & Referral Network provide information to parents and improve the quality of child-care in the state. These programs are funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.