Some Tennessee Counties Will See a Boost in Funding for Social Services Programs

Knox County will receive an 11 percent increase over last year’s budget in state funding for social services programs, The Knoxville News Sentinel reports. According to the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis’ county-by-county breakdown, the county will receive $1.9 billion 2018-19 fiscal year to support programs such as the Commission on Aging and Disability and the Department of Children’s Services, funding projects like the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Child and Family Management Grants. Knox received the largest percentage increase of Tennessee four largest counties, with Davidson seeing a four percent increase, Hamilton a six percent increase and Shelby a one percent increase.

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Regional Family Law Summits to be Held Across Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission is sponsoring three regional Family Law Summits this month, focused on innovative ways to help Tennesseans who are experiencing family law issues either in the court system or about to enter the court system. Through the summit, the commission seeks to determine creative ways to address the growing need for pro bono and resources in family law. Area judges, court clerks, lawyers, mediators, law students, educators, librarians, faith leaders, social service providers, and other stakeholders are invited to attend these sessions. Here are the key details:

When: Monday, Sept. 24, 2 – 5:30 p.m., CDT
Where: Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library, Memphis
When: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1:30 – 5 p.m., CDT
Where: Nashville School of Law, Nashville
When: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1:30 – 5 p.m., EDT
Where: United Way, Knoxville
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