Family Law Section

One of the goals of the Family Law Section is to bring practitioners together who share a common interest in family law. The section newsletter keeps practitioners abreast of changes in the law, as does the section’s annual CLE program.

Rogers Kamm & Shea
2205 State St
Nashville, TN 37203
Immediate Past Chair
Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
821 Houston St #203
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Shea Moskovitz Mcghee
530 Oak Court Dr, Ste 355
Memphis, TN 38117-3733

Johnson City Awarded Family Justice Center Grant

Johnson City was awarded a three-year, $240,000 grant to establish a Family Justice Center for Johnson City/Washington County by the state's Office of Criminal Justice Programs, WJHL reports. The grant will be used to help reach the goals of Gov. Bill Haslam's Public Safety Action Plan to reduce the number of domestic violence incidents locally by establishing a Family Justice Center, a model that brings together a multi-disciplinary team of professionals under one roof to work together to provide coordinated services to family violence victims. According to the press release, Tennessee currently has two established Family Justice Centers, one in Knoxville and one in Memphis.

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Officer Training to Focus on Domestic Violence

A number of Putnam County law enforcement agencies will participate in a lethality assessment training program through a partnership with the Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center (UCFJC) to better help domestic violence victims. Officers will be trained in the Maryland Model Lethality Assessment Program, which consists of 11 questions a police officer will ask a victim when responding to domestic violence calls in order to assess the danger the individual is in. UCFJC opened its doors earlier this year through the District Attorney’s Office as an effort to centralize and help victims better access various domestic violence services in Putnam, Cumberland, Overton, White, Clay, DeKalb and Pickett counties. The Herald Citizen has more.

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