A Message from Youth Courts Executive Director Denise Bentley

Denise BentleyToo often, teens who run afoul of the law are immediately labeled “bad kids.” Mostly, they are just kids who made bad mistakes. Tennessee Youth Court programs, in concert with volunteer mentors and peers, offer these teens an opportunity to learn from their mistakes. We provide structure and support as they learn how to repair and heal the people they’ve harmed and choose a better path going forward. Tennessee Youth Court programs bring restorative justice to life.

As we enter the season of thanks and miracles, I am grateful for your belief in our mission and your continuing support of Tennessee Youth Courts.

Denise Bentley
Executive Director