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

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Blount County Among Newest Courts

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The Tennessee Youth Court Program does not provide legal advice.
This project is funded by the State of Tennessee.

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Tennessee Youth Courts

Youth Courts Model Restorative Justice
Tennessee Bar Journal, April 2015

2013-14 Year End Report

2013-14 Year End Report


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.