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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 16, 2018
Shelby County and the city of Memphis will be looking to the state legislature this session to approve a new method of handling juvenile crime, WMC Action News 5 reports. The Juvenile Assessment Center is a planned pilot program and could be fully operational by next summer, should state lawmakers give the greenlight. The Center would be a place for juveniles to be taken for assessment prior to simply being brought to detention. The location has not been decided yet, but it would not be located at the current Juvenile Court site.