Judge Completes Training, Project for ‘Crossover’ Youth

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport has completed 44 hours of training and a community project designed to reduce the number of youth who “crossover” from the child welfare system to the juvenile justice system, or vice versa. Her project, Rutherford County: A Multi-Systemic Strategy with Partners, was approved by the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and she was named a member of the center’s fellows network. Davenport completed training on crossover issues last year at the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. That program aims to create a network of individuals across the country committed to reforming the juvenile justice system. WGNS Radio has more on the story.