TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on May 4, 2012

A unique program started by Bradley County Juvenile Judge Daniel Swafford is using a garden to help improve student behavior. Kids from county schools who are either in detention or in a day treatment center program -- part of the Bradley County school system to provide mentoring about behavior -- have an opportunity to spend time weeding and helping out in the garden. Officer Ricky Tallent said about 90 percent of the day treatment center kids go back to their regular classrooms with fewer or diminished behavior issues. The Times Free Press has this story