Tennessee Youth Courts

We all make mistakes. The question is how do we take those mistakes and turn them into opportunities for growth and personal development?

In Youth Courts, teens help other teens who make mistakes that took them into the Juvenile Justice System for the first time on minor offenses.

"How Wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

— Anne Frank


Meet Davidson County Youth Court Participants

Blount County Among Newest Courts

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Find out about all Tennessee Youth Courts

The Tennessee Youth Court Program does not provide legal advice.

This project is funded by the State of Tennessee.

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Access the most recent issue Seeds of Success, the newsletter of the Tennessee Youth Court program.


Denise Bentley

Denise Bentley
Youth Court Coordinator
(615) 277-3207

To find out more about the Youth Courts program, contact Youth Court coordinator Denise Bentley.

Denise works with the Tennessee Legal Community Foundation to establish local youth court programs across the state. These programs have proven successful in many areas and she is excited to be a part of the development of this program in Tennessee.