TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 18, 2017
WATE profiled the Tennessee Youth Courts program, and highlighted some of the successes of juvenile restorative justice. The only youth court in East Tennessee is in Blount County, where Juvenile Judge Kenlyn Foster said she supports the program because it works. Youth court jurors in the area are trained by local law enforcement and lawyers for nearly 20 hours before hearing cases. “From youth court and from my experiences. I have learned to not judge a kid because you never know what’s going on with them,” says high school juror Iman Coffin.