Editorial: Shelby Juvenile System Needs Retraining, Oversight - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 30, 2012

Citing the recent damning report from the Department of Justice about disparities in treatment of African-American children in the Shelby County Juvenile system, the Commercial Appeal in an editoriral says that although Juvenile Court Judge Curtis Person has worked to fix the "insular, fraternal culture," it has been a century in the making and complicated to change. The paper says that what is needed now is "a major re-education and re-training of the court's staff, along with strong oversight by the Justice Department that includes community participation" Read the editorial