TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 23, 2013

The Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals honored 23rd Judicial District Assistant Public Defender Richard Taylor Jr. with the Christy Vernon Spirit Award at its annual conference in Murfreesboro. Circuit Judge Robert Burch, who also oversees the 23rd Judicial District Drug Court, presented the award. Taylor has served with the court since its creation and has implemented a number of innovative programs during his tenure. He also is active in the association, having served as president, vice president, secretary and board member. In addition, Taylor actively lobbies on behalf of federal funding for drug courts and serves as a resource for elected officials who want to learn more about drug court protocols. Read more in this release from the court.