On April 7th, Governor Bill Lee hosted 4th Purpose CEO Josh Smith and other prominent conservative policy leaders including former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, former Governor Rick Perry, Pat [...]
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Knox News Sentinel - Some of Tennessee's top politicians stood in full view of the cameras to celebrate the forthcoming Dogan-Gaither Flats, the future home for formerly incarcerated men returning to Knoxville. In typical fashion, Josh Smith, the [...]
Fourth Purpose Foundation to renovate historic Dogan-Gaither Flats into affordable housing for ex-offenders
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — 4th Purpose Foundation, a Knoxville-based criminal justice reform nonprofit, will transform a historic motel into affordable, supportive housing for ex-offenders, called Dogan-Gaither Flats. Dogan-Gaither Flats will be located at the former home of [...]
KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WBIR) — Joshua Smith spent five years behind bars in Kentucky for his involvement in drug trafficking but turned his life around. Since his release in 2003, Smith started a multi-million dollar company [...]
4th Purpose Foundation CEO Josh Smith, recently co-authored an article with Scott Peyton from Right on Crime, concerning clean slate laws and its impact on the criminal justice system. Justice-involved individuals, who make up one-third [...]
CoreCivic, a government-solutions company that provides correction management and reentry services, announced that Visitation 2.0 will be released in their facilities. Matt Moore, Senior Director of Reentry Services at CoreCivic, details how Visitation 2.0 [...]
We are grateful to have the support of the American Correctional Association for the Visitation 2.0 project. This month, 4th Purpose was featured in the ACA professional membership magazine. In addition to telling the [...]
Josh Smith, 4th Purpose Foundation's Founder & CEO, was recently featured as a speaker at the FOCUS Ministries 2020 Fundraiser. FOCUS Ministries is a nonprofit ministry based in Knoxville, TN, aimed at providing hope for [...]
Josh Smith, Founder and CEO of 4th Purpose Foundation, was recently featured in August as a Keynote Speaker at the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association 2020 Summit. This annual summit brings together Christians in all [...]
NASHVILLE – The Department of Correction has taken a unique approach to reaching out to inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because visitation at all state prisons has been suspended since March, TDOC has partnered with [...]