Shelby Commission Votes No Confidence in DOJ Decision to End Juvenile Court Oversight - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 30, 2018
The Shelby County Commission has approved a resolution proclaiming a vote of no confidence in the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to end federal oversight of Shelby County Juvenile Court, Daily Memphian reports. Commission Chair Van Turner, who sponsored the resolution that was approved Monday, said there is little chance the DOJ will change its mind but it's important for the County Commission’s voice to be heard on the issue. Commissioners in favor of the resolution pointed out the agreement was not complete at the time the DOJ ended the memorandum of understanding that all parties had originally agreed to, with at least 20 provisions not fully resolved.