TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Dec 8, 2017

A special task force on juvenile justice today presented state leaders with a set of data-driven policy recommendations. The Joint Ad-hoc Blue Ribbon task force – composed of leaders from the executive, legislative and judicial branches – made recommendations that focused on 1) how to focus resources on the highest-risk youth; 2) how to prevent deeper juvenile justice system involvement of lower-level youth through early response; and 3) how to sustain effective practices through continued oversight and reinvestment in a stronger continuum of evidence-based services. Read more details on the recommendations from the Tennessee Courts website.