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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 28, 2019
Leslie Barrett Kinkead, the longtime coordinator of the Tennessee Court Improvement Program at the Administrative Office of the Courts, was recognized for her decades of service recently at a statewide conference for juvenile court professionals. Kinkead, whose dedication and influence in the field has led some to refer to her as the godmother of juvenile courts in Tennessee, was presented with the 2019 Meritorious Award at the joint Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges/Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association Conference in Franklin. That award is given each year by the TJCSA to “an individual deserving honor for significant contributions towards the field of juvenile justice.”