Justice Department Concludes Agreement with Shelby County Juvenile Court - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice is closing its agreement to monitor the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County and the Shelby County Detention Center, The Commercial Appeal reports. Shelby County originally entered into the agreement with the DOJ in 2012, when an investigation found the county was deficient in 120 areas. Many county commissioners and County Mayor Lee Harris have said they wish for the oversight to continue, and some expressed disappointment with the change. "I think that it was clear while certain improvements were made there still needed to be additional improvements made," said Commission Chair Van Turner.